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I have an regular diarrhea month.but cant find out the

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hi i have an regular diarrhea for 8 month.but cant find out the causes. Any suggestion plz?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,

I am online and will be happy to answer your questions.

I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Thank you for your patience.

do you have blood in stools?

any abdominal pain?

how often do you go to rest room.

are your stools abnormally foul-smelling.

do they float on toilet.

do you have any other illness like diabetes , high blood pressure problem?

any skin , eyes or joint problem?

do you take any medications?

this is an info request . please reply so i can help you. thank you

Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

was colonoscopy completely normal?

Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

causes of chronic diarrhea are

1. infection ( bacterial / viral / parasitic )

mostly parasitic infections are cause. stool examination for ova and parasite three times is done to rule out or rule in infection.

2. inflammation.

inflamamtory bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. ( colonoscopy can see lesions. if it was normal , i am not worried about this )

microscopic colitis . it is also diagnosed on colonoscopy.

3. malabsorption diarrhea.

stools are abnormally foul smelling in this and there is usually associated weight loss. stool examination for sudan stain or 24 hour fecal fat content is used to diagnose this.

4. hyperthyroidism can give chronic diarrhea. other symptoms are heat intolerance, racing of heart .

I recommend seeing a GI doctor or your primary doctor and get

stool for ova and parastie x 3.

stool for lactoferrin

stool for sudan stain.

TSH if suggested.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Internist replied 11 months ago.

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