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My girlfriend says she has loose stools (diarrhea) for almost every bowel movement. What could cause this?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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In brief: Many possibilities

There are many possible causes to diarrhea.
Infections are a common cause, such as from a bacterial infection (salmonella, shigella, etc), viral infection (i.e. "stomach flu"), or a parasitic infection (giardia, tapeworms, etc.) additionally, other causes include inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's or ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome and others. Best to see your doctor for testing.

In brief: Many possibilities

There are many possible causes to diarrhea.
Infections are a common cause, such as from a bacterial infection (salmonella, shigella, etc), viral infection (i.e. "stomach flu"), or a parasitic infection (giardia, tapeworms, etc.) additionally, other causes include inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's or ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome and others. Best to see your doctor for testing.
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