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What causes persistent diarrhea?

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Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016
Question: I have diahrea now over 4 years. I know Pancreas is occasionally why, but then back to a normal type diahrea.
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (1 hour later)
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Hi and thank you for asking!
I read carefully all your concerns and I can say as follows:
1. You are reporting to have diarrhea for 4 years. I need to know if you have done exams like abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy and stool test for malabsorbtion.
2. I need to know more :
- do you have blood, mucous in your stools
- do you have sometimes diarrhea and sometime normal stools or constipation?
3 . Your symptoms may be related with:
-IBS
- malabsorbtion
- bowel infection.
If I were your treating doctor I would suggest to do :
- fecal test for malabsorbtion and culture test
- abdominal ultrasound to evaluate pancreas
- colonoscopy
Hope it was helpful
Dr.Klerida
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Brief Answer: Please follow.. Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read carefully all your concerns and I can say as follows: 1. You are reporting to have diarrhea for 4 years. I need to know if you have done exams like abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy and stool test for malabsorbtion. 2. I need to know more : - do you have blood, mucous in your stools - do you have sometimes diarrhea and sometime normal stools or constipation? 3 . Your symptoms may be related with: -IBS - malabsorbtion - bowel infection. If I were your treating doctor I would suggest to do : - fecal test for malabsorbtion and culture test - abdominal ultrasound to evaluate pancreas - colonoscopy Hope it was helpful Dr.Klerida