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bowel movement about 3 times..wears off its back to the same thing

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i have had diarhhea for about a year now with no relief. i have a bowel movement about 3 times a day which is normal for me its just soft every time which is not normal. i do have relief with imodium which stops everything but as soon as that wears off its back to the same thing. i am a 23 y/o Male w/ no history of any digestive problems. My father has chrons disease though. i chew tabacco, non-smoker. i am a firefighter/emt-b and currently in paramedic school. what could be wrong and what should i do.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 6 years ago.
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You are suffering from - Chronic Diarrhea.
It can be due to these reasons-
• Diverticular disease .
• Colonic neoplasia .
• Ulcerative colitis .
• Coeliac disease .
• Chronic pancreatitis .
• Hyperthyroidism .
• Diabetes mellitus .
You need to undergo certain tests to find the cause. It includes- full blood count, urea and electrolytes, liver function tests, vitamin B12, folate, calcium, ferritin, ESR and CRP. Thyroid function tests , stool culture.
The treatment will depend after the findings from investigations.
Please Consult gatroenterologist for follow up.
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