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Is diarrhea considered to be a communicable disease?

Is diarrhea considered to be a communicable disease?

It depends: Diarrhea is not a disease but a symptoms. Many of the diseases which cause diarrhea are communicable (viral diseases, hepatitis a, clostridium difficile, salmonella, etch). Most causes of chronic diarrhea, however, are not communicable. ...Read more

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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


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Which diseases or illnesses cause diarrhea?

Which diseases or illnesses cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: There are so many potential causes of diarrhea. If you have had persistent diarrhea i recommend a full physical with lab testing from your primary physician. ...Read more

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Beer gives me diarrhea. Celiac disease?

Beer gives me diarrhea. Celiac disease?

UNLIKELY: It is very unlikely that only symptom you have is diarrhea when you drink beer.If you have other symptoms check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Bowels & celiac dis.: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...Read more

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An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Gluten in diet: By having gluten in your diet, even in hidden sources that you might not be aware of, the diarrhea would be evidence to you that you have gluten in the diet. It can be from cross contamination in restaurants, or in factors that use wheat to coat food products so they dont stick to the conveyor belt and dont list it as an ingredient in the food. It all is dose dependent and very individual. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea  could there be more wrong?

Hidden gluten: There are many hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination in food we eat. You can have her blood tested for antibodies that should improve if she is following the diet. Speak to your health professional about the foods she eats as well as possibility of products that contain gluten you may be unaware of. A stool evaluation for other causes of diarrhea can be done by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more