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What cause chronic diarrhea?

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Dr. Klerida Shehu

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Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My 90 yr old Mother has Diarea for 6 wks has taken 2 rounds of Medication prescribed to her by her Internist, to no avail! Question: Shld she see her GI dr?
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes,consult with her GI specialist

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am sorry for the situation your mother is in.

Regarding to diarrhea she is having since 6 weeks now, I need to have more details :
- is it watery?
- bloody? mucus?
- does she have abdominal cramps?
- color of her stool (yellow? Clay white? )
- medications she tried so far?

With regards to your query : if the medications she tried so far did not help, then should she her GI specialist for further evaluation.

Wish her fast recovery!
Dr.Klerida
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Klerida Shehu 14 hours later
Reply: no cramping, watery stool, normal color, no blood. Had a couple days normal stool, then Diarea right back. Medication was something to harden stool & stop Diarea.
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Following causes to her diarrhea..consult further with GI specialist

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Possible reasons might be related to:
1. Foods she has been consumed recently (anything new?)
2. Bowel infection (intestinal parasites which are commonly occurring among patients of the same age of your mother or candida infection)

You can discuss it further with her GI specialist as further tests might be needed to determine the right diagnosis and specific treatment.

All the best!
Dr.Klerida
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