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Why does diarrhea burn my butt?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: The pH

Frequently diarrhea leads to malabsorption of bile which is quite alkaline and can cause a burning sensation.

In brief: The pH

Frequently diarrhea leads to malabsorption of bile which is quite alkaline and can cause a burning sensation.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Couple things...

It could be a few different things, from increased moisture causing irritation, increased wiping which could also irritate the area, or it could be from the change in ph of your bowel movements that irritates the skin.

In brief: Couple things...

It could be a few different things, from increased moisture causing irritation, increased wiping which could also irritate the area, or it could be from the change in ph of your bowel movements that irritates the skin.
Dr. Robert Kent
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