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I am concerned that my anus is not working. I wake up

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I am concerned that my anus is not working. I wake up sometimes realizing I have had explosive diarrhea. What could be causing my bowels to release so easily? I do not have prolapse just mild hemorrhoids. I do have diverticulitis. Should I be concerned that at 48 I have to wear a diaper to bed or does this kind of thing happen with age?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: diarrhea, smelly like its from hell. uncontrollable bowel. no fever, rashes or loss of appetite.
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: no fever. I have copd.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: hiv +, on antivirals. cd4 860, undetectable viral load
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

bowel infection, clostridium difficile bowel infection can cause diarrhea

recent antibiotic therapy can cause c diff infections.

gluten or milk allergy can cause c diff infections.

you should get your stools cultured to check for infection.