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I have been having diarrhea non-stop for 2 months straight.

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Hello. I have...

Hello. I have been having diarrhea non-stop for 2 months straight. I feel absolutely wonderful otherwise, but have to run to the bathroom constantly and now it is the consistency of water. I take pepto bismol lately to try to stop it but it does little to help.

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Just diharrhea

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. I'm a very very healthy 43 year old female who exercises 5 x a week.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Have you had any tests or studies to evaluate this?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No. Nothing yet. I am thinking of going to the quick care today because it seems to be worse.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Well having gone on this long it isn't a viral gastroenteritis

It could be an indication of an H pylori bacterial stomach infection or a bacterial colitis with E coli, salmonella or C diff

You need blood work and a stool sample to check for those and most likely you're going to need a course of antibiotics for this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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