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What causes chronic diarrhea?

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49 year old daughter has had diarrhea on and off for two months. No over the counter medicine has helped. How serious is this?
Posted Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaddadi Suresh 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Further information is needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi Jab,
welcome to HCM.
Diarrhea for that long is a chronic diarrhea. common causes include infections, inflammatons and allergies.
Further information is needed regarding her diarrhea.
1.Is it related to some food she is taking?
2.Is there blood or mucus in the stools or just watery stool?
3.Is there weight loss or loss of appetite or pain abdomen?
4.Are there any other general complaints?
Will be waiting to see the answers.
All the best.
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