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Can exercise cause diarrhea?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on the types of exercise, is it stationary bike, elliptical, swimming, aquatic, weight lifting, walking or long distance running. Long distance running exercise causes runner's diarrhea
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It can: This is a well observed phenomenon, particularly with endurance athletes/runners. This exercise induced diarrhea is felt to be possibly be related to low blood flow to the gut, as blood is shunted(diverted) to the muscle .. a variant of ischemic colitis!

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