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How to get rid of chronic diarrhea?

I have a 3 year old son. From the time he was about 1.5 years old he would experience bouts of chronic diarrhea that would last for 1-2 weeks. He had no other symptoms. We went to the pediatrician and he recommended a lactose-free diet. Fast-forward to present time. My son has light colored stools (clay/light tan), frequent loose stools, and stomach aches on an almost daily basis. His growth/weight are on track and consistent. What tests should I request to find out what is wrong with him?
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
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Hello,

There are many causes for diarrhea such as gastroenteritis, dysentery, food Intolerance or outlet obstruction et cetera.

Please get done the following tests:
1. Stool culture and microscopy
2. Ultrasound abdomen
3. Hydrogen breath test
4. Gluten Sensitivity

Please consult your pediatrician, he/she will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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