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What causes chronic diarrhea despite normal endoscopy and colonoscopy results?

What can be causing chronic diarrhea? My daughter has done stool labs. Nothing found, negative for C Diff, parasites..... She has had an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Both were normal. We are waiting for the pathology results from the colonoscopy done today. What are we missing? She is miserable!
Thu, 6 Jun 2019
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Hello,

There can be various issues as gut sensitivity to particular foodstuff, gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance via many HLA disorders of the immune system, gut flora alterations or others.

A detail of colon biopsy is the best predictable tool to proceed in this instance.

So you are requested to approach back with the biopsy report in follow up session.

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

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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