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What are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

What are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

Laundry list: Here is a laundry list for causes of chronic diarrhea: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, parasitic infestation, bacterial infection, postcholecystectomy syndrome, laxative abuse, food allergies, gastrointestinal hormone secreting tumor, hyperthyroidism, constipation, etc. Best advice is to seek medical consult. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several serious conditions such as cronh's disease and celiac disease that need to be investigated if your doctor sees fit. The best thing to do in the meanwhile is to stay hydrated. Certain foods such as bread, bananas, rice etc can help. Avoid simple sugars. ...Read more

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Is chronic diarrhea w/ weight loss a medical emergency?

Is chronic diarrhea w/ weight loss a medical emergency?

No, not unless...: Chronic diarrhea by itself is not an emergency. Weight loss by itself is not an emergency. However, they become an emergency if new or worse symptoms occur due to the chronic conditions finally causing the patient's body to decompensate (such as due to finally not having enough water, nutrients, or calories remaining in the body). ...Read more

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I have chronic diarrhea 4 weeks after my appendix was removed, why is this and how do I get rid of it?

I have chronic diarrhea 4 weeks after my appendix was removed, why is this and how do I get rid of it?

Possible infection: After appendectomy, antibiotics are often given antibiotics to fight off infection. Unfortunately, these antibiotics kill off all the bacteria except for one - c. Dif. Ask your doctor to have your stool checked. ...Read more

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I have had chronic diarrhea since gall bladder removal almost two years ago..Is this normal? Will it ever stop?

Help available: Very rarely patients develop diarrhea after removal of gall bladder. One of the causes is thought to be alteration in reabsorption of bile salts from the gut. If so, there is a medication you may want to try. It is called cholesteramine. Your doctor needs to prescribe it for you. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy now waiting on biospcy findings Summary said non erosive gastritis and duhontintis Have chronic diarrhea several years?

I had an endoscopy now waiting on biospcy findings 
Summary said non erosive gastritis and duhontintis 
Have chronic diarrhea several years?

Doubt related...: ...but for your own reassurance, better understanding, and to decide on your next course of testing/treatment, please wait to hear the biopsy results and your doctor's advice before second-guessing these findings. ...Read more

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I have chronic diarrhea. Was in hospital 3 days & not 1 Dr out of 6 & many tests can fine reason. I took hi-dose macrobiotic & it slowed. Any help?

Functional medicine: I think it is time to work with a functional medicine or integrative medicine doctor to work with you to find the root causes of your chronic diarrhea. You can find a provider near you by going to www.functionalmedicine.org In the meantime, I recommend you stop gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, sweeteners, eggs, corn, and peanuts. ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

Replacement: Replacement of fluids and electrolytes and cultures for underlying causes for the chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more