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What is atypical diarrhea?

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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.
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Dr. Omar Eton
Hematology and Oncology 40 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.
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What should I do for my diarrhea?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 29 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.
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