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Having diarriah for 6 weeks what can it be

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Having diarriah for 6 weeks what can it be
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.

that is a long time to have diarrhea.

you could have a bowel allergy to glutten wheat protein

or you could have a parasite infection if you have been drinking not purified water or lake or river water

you could have an inflammatory bowel disease like crohns or ulcerative colitis

or a bowel infection like clostridium difficile if you have been on antibiotics recently.

you could be very dehydrated from this diarrhea.

you need to see a doctor ASAP and get stool and blood testing to get to the bottom of this diarrhea to stop it soon before you end up in the hospital with dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.

do you have a doctor you can see to get these tests?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Doctor I have taken lately hcg drops to loose weight 2 months ago can it be from that
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.
usually hcg drops would not cause diarrhea, but it could be causing the diarrhea in your case.

I would stop the drops and see if your diarrhea gets better. if it does get better, then it was the hcg causing the diarrhea.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I stop it already before this 6 weeks and still have it
Can it be a sign of cancer or hiv ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.
at your age, most likely not cancer

HIV would be rare to cause diarrhea.

I would see a doctor and get blood and stool testing to see why you are having diarrhea.

you could have a bowel allergy, or a bowel infection or inflammatory bowel disease or something else.

you might even need a colonoscopy

if you want, you can see a GI specialist who specializes in GI issues like this of diarrhea for a long time.

do you have health insurance to be able to see a doctor?

best to see a doctor now and find out what is wrong than to wait.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No but I guess health importAnd so have to go
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.
yes, health is important.

you do need to go see a doctor

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