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Can hernia cause chronic diarrhea?

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can a hernia cause chronic diarreah?
Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 14 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

No, hernia cannot cause chronic diarrhoea.

Diarrhea is usually caused by gastrointestinal (GI) infections caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites.

Sometimes, gastrointestinal issues as Inflammatory bowel disease, Chron's disease, etc can also cause diarrhoea.

Hope this answers your query. I will be available for follow up query if any.

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Follow-up: Can hernia cause chronic diarrhea? 12 minutes later
Her diarreah looked like runny tar and had an EXTREMELY foul odor.
What could have caused this?
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 34 minutes later

Thanks for the follow up.

Tar like stools with foul odor can be due to any underlying pathology as stomach ulcer, Intestinal infections, Chron's disease and may or may not be due to internal bleeding and it requires an immediate intervention.

She might require investigations such as blood profile, stool test and USG (ultrasound) scan of the abdomen which would help in confirmation of the diagnosis.

Consider visiting a Physician for evaluation earliest.

Wishing her Good health!

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