A 41-year-old member asked:
Can exercise cause diarrhea?
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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
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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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Last updated Apr 23, 2015
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