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what health problem causes diarrhea to last 6 weeks or mor

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what health problem causes diarrhea to last 6 weeks or more
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello

I am Doctor Thomas, double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will start by asking you a question or by giving you an answer based on your information provided so far. I will be here to follow up with any further questions or concerns you might have.

Many problems.
Any cause of colon inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, parasites, and so on.
Fat malabsorbtion
Hyperthyroid.....


And other causes.


It should not last like this.

Even irritable bowel can do it.

You need to see an internal medicine for examination and testing...as soon as possible.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I need to know how long the diarrhea will last

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
That depends on what is wrong with you and what your diagnosis is.
If it is inflammatory bowel disease, for example, without treatment, it is not going to go away.

If it is parasites, they would first need to be treated with the correct antibiotic.

So, as I said above, you need a doctor to exam you, take a stool sample, do lab tests, etc.....

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
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