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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes chronic diarrhea?

My mother suffers from diarrhea every day. Starts as soon as she wakes and lasts for hours, sometimes all day. She literally can t work or participate in any activities before noon. I have encouraged her to make some dietary changes and she has made small ones with no progress. I have no idea what is causing this. Been more than 10 years and every year is worse.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
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It needs to evaluate since you have chronic diarrhea. You need to get a colonoscopy done to see if there is any intestinal pathology, ultrasound abdomen might be helpful. It can be just due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) also which needs you to not take tension to treat the condition.

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