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I have constant diarrhoea. I have had my diarrhoea checked

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I have constant diarrhoea. I have had my diarrhoea checked by taking a sample in to my doctors and the sample came back with no bacteria in it. This has been going on for many months now, what could it be?"
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

Are you saying that your feces were sterile?

Are you on antibiotics?

How long has this been going on for?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Faeces were sterile yes
I'm not on any antibiotics.
I'm on topirimate for my epilepsy and sertraline, but my faeces problem was around before this medication was started.
This has been going on for years now, its just getting worse and worse now. Its getting to the point that i'm actually finding it hard to hold it during the night.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm still waiting for a response to my questions please?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

Sorry. My "day job" can get in the way at times ;)

It sounds like you have spent quite some time trying to get to the bottom of what is going on. I am sure that your previous doctors have thought of, and ruled out, all of the common and easily treatable conditions that could be causing your issues. Would you say this is a correct statement?

Well I think it might be time for you to take a very difficult, and bold, step to see if you can get some relief.

At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.

I know that it is going to take significant effort on your part, but I believe that going to one of the "Medical Mecca's" is your best chance to – finally -- get to the bottom of what is going on.

Does this make sense to you?

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS