Top
10
Doctor insights on: Prolonged Diarrhea

Share
1

1
How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

Many: This can be caused by many conditions. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,082 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Problems with long term diarrhea. What are the unusual causes of prolonged diarrhea?

Problems with long term diarrhea. What are the unusual causes of prolonged diarrhea?

Prolonged Diarrhea: This is never normal. It can be as simple as cheese addiction in a lactose intolerant patient or as severe as chronic parasitic infection, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc. This needs to get checked. No alternatives on this one. ...Read more

3

3
Can anxiety cause prolonged diarrhea?

Can anxiety cause prolonged diarrhea?

It depends: Many people do have GI distress -- including diarrhea -- with anxiety. However, diarrhea can also result from other causes. If yours is "prolonged" [you don't say how long], it warrants a checkup with your primary care physician. In the meantime, please be sure to drink plenty of fluids (water, not soft drinks, etc). ...Read more

4

4
Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Get checked: You've been asking a lot of questions on this site about prolonged diarrhea. I think it's time to see a doctor face-to-face! good luck. ...Read more

7

7
Could a chronic obstruction of gallbladder cause severe diarrhea, prolonged pain in the right shoulder, sudden drop of continuously elevated trigs?

Could a chronic obstruction of gallbladder cause severe diarrhea, prolonged pain in the right shoulder, sudden drop of continuously elevated trigs?

Gallbladder: Do you have gallstones? Gallbladder obstruction from gallstones would usually cause significant right upper abdominal pain with nausea ; vomiting. Shoulder pain would only expected to be a minor issue. Severe diarrhea also not likely due to gallbladder but could be a result of antibiotics you have taken. Reduced triglycerides also more dietary related ; not expected to be due to the gallbladder. ...Read more

8

8
Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.

Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.

Food sensitivity: You can see your doc for testing for food sensitivity and exclude those things from your diet. Great Plains Lab in KS, USA, has an excellent one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

9

9
When a patient has metabolic acidosis from prolong diarrhea, what has happened in the gut?

When a patient has metabolic acidosis from prolong diarrhea, what has happened in the gut?

Several possible: Diarrheic stools cause the body to lose bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) and if sufficiently severe this will create metabolic acidosis. If the diarrhea is a manifestation of systemic disease this can produce a metabolic anion-gap acidosis. In either event a doctor should be seen asap. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
3,220 doctors shared insights

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