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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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good afternoon my 20 year old son has been suffering from diarrhea

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good afternoon my 20 year old son has been suffering from diarrhea for two years hes only just told me about this he hasn't lost any weight and is otherwise in good heath he eats a diet high in spices and sauces ie pasta sauces etc can you advise me please
Hi--is this a continuous diarrhea and I assume he hasn't seen a doctor for it?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no not yet hes away on holiday and just told me hes quite upset and worried as am i

I understand and all I can do here is give you my thoughts as to what this might be and what needs to be done about it so I hope that will be sufficient. He needs to see a doctor for the following--exam, blood work, stool sample, and upper and lower endoscopy. This possible diagnoses include irritable bowel syndrome, an inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, pancreatic insufficiency, and finally a chronic infectious colitis with E coli, C diff, salmonella or H pylori. There is nothing he can do for this on his own so he needs to see a doctor right away
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