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What can I do about my bouts with diarrhea?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get examined

You should have a physical including general lab tests and stool studies.
If the cause is not from infection then there could be issues with irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, alcohol use, problems with digestion or absoption, or increased intestinal movement due to anxiety. The treatment will depend on its cause. Imodium (loperamide) to reduce motility or kaopectate to absorb water, .

In brief: Get examined

You should have a physical including general lab tests and stool studies.
If the cause is not from infection then there could be issues with irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, alcohol use, problems with digestion or absoption, or increased intestinal movement due to anxiety. The treatment will depend on its cause. Imodium (loperamide) to reduce motility or kaopectate to absorb water, .
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a specialist

Recurrent diarrhea can be a challenge - both socially and medically.
There are many causes and getting to your cause is not always as easy as we would like. If your regular doctor does a detailed history and physical examination followed up by appropriate testing, most causes can be determined within days or weeks. If you are still having problems after that it's time to see the specialist.

In brief: See a specialist

Recurrent diarrhea can be a challenge - both socially and medically.
There are many causes and getting to your cause is not always as easy as we would like. If your regular doctor does a detailed history and physical examination followed up by appropriate testing, most causes can be determined within days or weeks. If you are still having problems after that it's time to see the specialist.
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