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What causes very loose stool?

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Dr. Nishad BN

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: What can cause very loose stools—no real change to diet or my medication. I’m not diabetic, no heart/lung issues and no high blood pressure, A lot of arthritis and spine issues, 5 ft, 5 and 156 lbs.
Answered by Dr. Nishad BN 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dysbacteriosis or protozoal infestation like giardiasis can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Maam

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query with diligence. Dysbacteriosis or protozoal infestation like giardiasis can give such symptoms.
Getting a stool routine examination will be helpful to rule out this.
Taking probiotics like sacharomyces boulardii will be helpful.
Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
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