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I get frequent loose stools (gi tests normal) and have for many years. Do frequent loose stools over time cause any long term health problems?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

"loose stools" means different things to different people.
"frequent" also has many meanings (some call once a week frequent; others once a day). So, a primary care doctor or a GI specialist will have to get the entire story and run some tests. If there is celiac disease, some soretof hormonal problem, a malabsorption of certain nutrients, etc... Then some long term problems might appear.

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

"loose stools" means different things to different people.
"frequent" also has many meanings (some call once a week frequent; others once a day). So, a primary care doctor or a GI specialist will have to get the entire story and run some tests. If there is celiac disease, some soretof hormonal problem, a malabsorption of certain nutrients, etc... Then some long term problems might appear.
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Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Usually no

Evaluate he stools and need more history.

In brief: Usually no

Evaluate he stools and need more history.
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