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Do you have any blood in the stool?
How many times a day you are having bowel movement?
about 2-3, though that's typical for me.
is it watery?
yes, very much so.
any stomach cramps?
do you notice this after meals?
Occasionally. there doesn't seem to be any real specific pattern to when the bowel movements happen, though.
and this is going on for a week only?
more like 2
this can be still viral or bacterial infection related.
Parasitic infection like amoeba is also possible.
food allergy is another common possibility.
lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance is possible.
Cancer is very unlikely with diarrhea without any other warning signs.
I have thought of all those possibilities. I will most likely plan to see my doctor fairly soon about it either way.
irritable bowel is another possibility also.
stool studies should be ordered --ova and parasites, culture.
You are saying that it more than likely isn't cancer, then?
No it is not likely.
ok. That's really what I was most worried about. Thank you for the information, this is helpful.