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What causes chronic diarrhea?

sir, i am suffering from chronic digestive disorder for last 5 years...every morning having loose/diarreahtic stool..total frequency of stool per day 2-3 times..bt never proper stool formation is there..i hv gone through colonoscopy,blood test,stool test..but all test become normal..all the doctors have said that i have ibs-d.frequently feels abdominal distension with gas bt no acidity...previous stool report shows only giardia cyst is there bt after that it showed normal.but the problem is not going away for a single day....is it really ibs or if so how can i cure it?
Fri, 5 Aug 2016
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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history of chronic digestive disorders for the last 5 years, diarrhea in the morning, blood,stool tests and colonoscopy normal, abdominal distension, gases, Giardia cyst on previous stool tests, Doctors told you that it is IBS-D.
My thoughts after reading your history:
Get giardia treated with Metronidazole.
A 5-day course of an antibiotic helps in some cases.
Take Activated charcoal and probiotics.
Take treatment for the anxiety and stress if you have, this being the basis of treatment.
If all the investigations are normal, this is to be taken as IBS and treated accordingly.
Also make a list of the foods and beverages that cause the problems and stop altogether.
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