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I have diarrhea after I eat dinner a couple times a week. What could this be? Stress? I had a colonscopy a few years ago, everything was normal.

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Dr. Le Wang
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Malabsorption?

Chronic diarrhea related to food sounds more like a malabsorption.
Have you checked for celiac disease, lactulose intolerance, or allergy to certain food ? Intestinal bypass surgery can have similar symptoms. Stress certainly will cause diarrhea such as in IBD, usually not food-related. Stool characteristics may give you clue. Normal colonoscopy makes inflammation or other changes less likely.

In brief: Malabsorption?

Chronic diarrhea related to food sounds more like a malabsorption.
Have you checked for celiac disease, lactulose intolerance, or allergy to certain food ? Intestinal bypass surgery can have similar symptoms. Stress certainly will cause diarrhea such as in IBD, usually not food-related. Stool characteristics may give you clue. Normal colonoscopy makes inflammation or other changes less likely.
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