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Could acupuncture help cure chronic diarrhea?

Could acupuncture help cure chronic diarrhea?

Check below.: Auricular acupuncture can assist with diarrhea. However, if it is a chronic condition - it is best to determine the etiology and treat that directly. ...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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Have had 2 rounds of Antibiotics, 1 round of steroids to help get over cough from flu. Now I seem to have chronic diarrhea. OTC treatment options?

Have had 2 rounds of Antibiotics, 1 round of steroids to help get over cough from flu. Now I seem to have chronic diarrhea. OTC treatment options?

C diff: clostridium difficile or C diff for short has to be ruled out before you start treating yourself with OTC meds. It's intestinal bacteria that commonly associated with prior antibiotics use and may cause diarrhea and colitis. Please , see your doctor. ...Read more

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Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

SOD2: it is very likely in your situation that there is more going on than just sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. SOD does not usually cause diarrhea and weight loss, although the pain that you described certainly could be due to it. I would advise you to return to your gastroenterologist if your symptoms are persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Not enough info: inflammation is very vague. There are different types. Did they say if there is infection that causing diarrhea or inflammatory bowel disease. You may also want to change your diet. High fiber work better for diarrhea, but inflammation disorders need medical tx ...Read more

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Day 5 of chronic diarrhea i can't eat anything and im constantly drinking something... Someone please tell me what to do...

Day 5 of chronic diarrhea i can't eat anything and im constantly drinking something... Someone please tell me what to do...

See a doctor: Have the stools analyzed and cultured, give the doctor a full history and undergo a physical exam. This may yield a very successful outcome. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from chronic diarrhea for 9 mo. Lost 30 lbs. Tests are normal. Dr. Says allergy but don't know what. Don't know what to do. Help pls.

I'm suffering from chronic diarrhea for 9 mo. Lost 30 lbs. Tests are normal. Dr. Says allergy but don't know what. Don't know what to do. Help pls.

Diarrhea and allergy: If you already see a gastroenterologist. If all infectious, hormonal etiologies have been ruled out and your doctor see a lot of eosinophilic infiltration in your gut, you might have a type of food allergy that causes severe diarrhea called eosinophilic gastroenteritis. If this is the case, you might need to be on elemental diet. Allergist physicians like us treat this condition. ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. Stephen Bickston
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Chronic Diarrhea (Definition)

Chronic diarrhea is loose stools occurring on most days for over four weeks. It can be caused by changes in diet, digestive ...Read more