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Could being a caretaker for another person cause constant diarrhea?
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In brief: If they carry...
...A diarrhea-causing infection like giardia or salmonella, then it's a possibility.

In brief: If they carry...
...A diarrhea-causing infection like giardia or salmonella, then it's a possibility.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Possibly
Irritable bowel syndrome can be worsened by stress.
If the person you were caring for had an infectious diarrhea at some point, you could have caught it from them. If they are older and/or have been hospitalized a clostridium difficile infection would be a definite risk.

In brief: Possibly
Irritable bowel syndrome can be worsened by stress.
If the person you were caring for had an infectious diarrhea at some point, you could have caught it from them. If they are older and/or have been hospitalized a clostridium difficile infection would be a definite risk.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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