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Hi. I have had very loose stool every day for

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 6095 Questions

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi. I have had very loose stool every day for the past year. I had a colonoscopy one month ago (not for this issue) and everything was good. I have a few pockets in my colon, but they are not inflamed and he said they were just hereditary. I asked if they could be the reason for my loose bowels, and he said no. He recommended I take Align for two weeks, but that changed nothing. I'm currently going through menopause, and I wondered if hormone changes could be to blame. I usually stick to a low-carb diet, so I probably don't get as much fiber as I need. Could this be a factor also?
Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 2 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I don't think that pockets in bowel or menopause can cause chronic diarrhoea.
I can recommend you to do a stool culture to check for infection.
Possibly a fast bowel transit can cause diarrhoea also clouding too much fiber in your diet.
I also would recommend you to check thyroid hormone levels because hyperthyroidism may cause fast bowel transit.
Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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