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What can cause acute diarrhea?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Causes of diarrhea
First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.
), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above.

In brief: Causes of diarrhea
First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.
), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above.
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