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What causes persistent diarrhea with history of colon polyps?

I ve been having diarrhea for the last week. The stools are watery and black. It seems like when I eat, 1-2 hrs later I m in the bathroom. I have low blood count and I take an iron supplement. Last year I was told I had 7 polyps in my colon (2 in the lower and 5 in the upper) The Dr that did my colonostopy said he only took out 2 (what the heck). What do you think is wrong?
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

You may develop diarrhoea due to acute gastroenteritis or due to polyps.

So get it done stool examination and hanging drop. Drink plenty of water and ORS solution. Use tablet Sporulac thrice a day for five days.

The possibility of you may be suffering from familial adenomatosis polyposis of the colon.

If symptoms not improved please consult your physician/gastroenterologist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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

Take care

Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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