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Can chronic diarrhea cause an inability to lose weight?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is more the other way around.
Chronic diarrhea can be a sign of metabolic disease or a sign that you aren't absorbing nutrients properly. You should see you doctor for workup of the chronic diarrhea.

In brief: No
It is more the other way around.
Chronic diarrhea can be a sign of metabolic disease or a sign that you aren't absorbing nutrients properly. You should see you doctor for workup of the chronic diarrhea.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Chronic diarrhea may be due to various medical conditions, but should not cause an inability to lose weight.
Because an "inability to lose weight" requires a person to continue eating and/or drinking, there may not exist any medical conditions in which one has a true "inability to lose weight" once his access to foods and drinks is restricted. Chronic diarrhea should be evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: No
Chronic diarrhea may be due to various medical conditions, but should not cause an inability to lose weight.
Because an "inability to lose weight" requires a person to continue eating and/or drinking, there may not exist any medical conditions in which one has a true "inability to lose weight" once his access to foods and drinks is restricted. Chronic diarrhea should be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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