A 23-year-old female asked:

How often is it ok to have loose stools?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory process is in progress. Generally these are self-limited and resolve in under 5-7 days. The daily frequency is also an issue. Be more specific in your question. Best.
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