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A 26-year-old male asked:

loose stool for 2 weeks. ate rice, yogurt, probiotics and it went away. then constipation now loose stool again. is this ibs? do i need to see dr?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Yes, see doc: for proper diagnosis. You may have a food sensitivity, stress, or IBS, which is a catch all diagnosis for too slow or too fast motility in the gut. Please look at both physical and emotional factors. Peace and good health.

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