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

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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

How can chronic diarrhea and constipation be treated?

Hi, I ve been having problems with watery diarrhea, alternating with constipation. I ve had 40% of my colon removed due to diverticulitis bout in 2007. But lately, almost everything I eat that isn t bread bothers me. Do I have a real problem? Food is not digesting much either.
Sat, 26 May 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your problem seems to be due to bowel infection/lack of digestion due to loss of intestines.

Detection/exclusion of infection with needful specific treatment and replacement of digestive enzymes would help. Please contact a gastroenterologist.

I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

19 year old male with chronic diarrhea that sometimes alternates to a harder stool but not really constipation. I have diarrhea at least 3 times a...