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    What causes frequent episodes of loose stools in an elderly person?

Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: at age 80 Im experiencing on a schedule of perhaps 10 day intervals a need to have several bowl movements win a matter of an hour or less with each movement becoming more loose until the last one is almost watery is this condition normal?
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 52 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Welcome to health care magic, I share your concern and I will try to help you out in best possible way.
More than 10 episodes of loose stools will not be normal under any circumstances.
How long have you been having these symptoms..? you need to be evaluated for this.
I think you probably have chronic gastroenteritis, a condition usually caused by salmonella typhi bacteria. Hence I recommend you to undergo few tests like, stool microscopy, stool culture and sensitivity test, widal test etc to detect exact cause of such loose stools.
I hope this helps you
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.

Dr. Naveen XXXXXXX
Medical Consultant.
Ebix, Inc.
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