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I have read your post and observations. I'm so sorry to hear about your diarrhea, and daily! That's so horrible. Would you prefer a summary answer to your question, or would you prefer more back-and-forth, where there will be a series of more questions and more details clarified? There is no difference in charges for your preference. You can continue to ask questions and receive answers without additional charges.
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have you traveled to places where there might be concern for a parasite?
I see. well, it would be odd for you to have a parasite then, but... there are still people who, for reasons that aren't always clear, have a mismatch of bacteria that live chronically in the GI tract, and require antibiotics for "flushing" or "resetting." Have you spoken with any doctors about the possibility of H pylori infection?
I see. Good to know! Just trying to help think of some other possibilities while I have you here :)
I think it's certainly been long enough that you could ask your doctor if she/he would be amenable to a trial of bacterial treatment for your symptoms.
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