Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
146 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes persistent diarrhea?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Klerida Shehu

Gastroenterologist

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 2265 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: For the last eight months I have experienced frequent evacuations (3-4 times a day), sticky, poorly formed stools, often even first thing in the morning. Sometimes diarrhea. No pain associated with it.
I just recently (8 weeks) had a total knee replacement and am taking deluded three times a day at this point. At first, the dilaudid 20 mg (per day) was causing constipation, but at this point, as I have reduced the amount of dilaudid as I recover, the old pattern is returning. I am now at 12 mg per day.
I haven't seen my doctor about it. As you can imagine- I have been dealing with an entirely different issue these days.
Any ideas?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please follow. ..

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking on HCM!
You are reporting to have had diarrhea for the last eight months.
To my opinion your symptoms may be related with:
- IBS with diarrhea (mire common )
- malabsorniton (rarely)
Otherwise since your age is more than 40 years and the diarrhea has more than 4 weeks than I suggest to do:
- colonoscopy
-abdominal ultrasound
- fecal culture test plus fecal candida test.
Meantime I would suggest to use probiotics, antispasmodic drugs like dyclocimin. It is important to avoid unnecessary stress.
Hope it was helpful to you
Dr.Klerida
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Procedures ,  

Recent questions on  Stress

doctor1 MD

I have a possible stress fracture in the base of my 3rd toe. MRI and X-ray showed stress reaction. I don t know if that means full stress fracture....

doctor1 MD

Hi, I think I am in perimenopause and when I get in bed at night sometimes I m aware of my heartbeat and sometimes it feels like fluttering or...

doctor1 MD

i am 31 years old and have been married for the last 8 years with a 7 yr old daughter. After my daughter was born i completely lost interest in sex...

doctor1 MD

i am due to have nuclear stress test and i have anxiety disorder. i have put the test off three times, yet i know i really need to have it done.....

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I want to improve my brain performance, so visited Ayurvedic doctor to take the swarna bhasma,i am little obese and having snoring...

doctor1 MD

hi i m facing sleep disturbance since last 8 years i feel too much pressure over and behing myleft ears may be it leads to stress and breaks my...

doctor1 MD

I have low body temperature, and am concerned that my thyroid may be not working optimally. My TSH is 4.13. If I reduce the stress in my life, will...