U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
San Jose, CA
A member asked:

What is atypical diarrhea?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr.
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
For instance: If you had a rainbow glitter filled poop- that would be atypical (unless you were a unicorn). However, the term probably applies to diarrhea that is caused by unusual infectious organisms that don't typically cause diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts longer than usual. It is a very nonspecific term. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/505473_3
Dr. Omar Eton
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

Wickliffe, OH
A 19-year-old female asked:

What should I do for my diarrhea?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas ( greener the better) , rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck.

Related questions

A 43-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 28-year-old female asked about a male:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 16-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 19, 2017

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.