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A 45-year-old male asked:

chronic diarrhea + frequent bouts of gastroenteritis. full gi workup (upper, lower, ct) within the last year, unremarkable. gei more frequent lately! can i do anything? would pro-biotics give protection against at least bacterial gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis usually means that nausea, vomiting and diarrhea occur. I assume a gastroenterologist is involved in your workup. Probiotics may be worthwhile. A stool culture would look for pathogenic bacteria as well as parasites. Have certain food intolerances been ruled out?. A fodmap diet helps irritable bowel syndrome.

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