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Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic Diarrhea: Introduction

Chronic Diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is long-term, ongoing lose, watery and frequent stools. See detailed information below for a list of 66 causes of Chronic Diarrhea, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Chronic Diarrhea:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Chronic Diarrhea. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Chronic Diarrhea

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Causes of Types of Chronic Diarrhea:

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Chronic Diarrhea: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Chronic Diarrhea, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Chronic Diarrhea Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Diarrhea

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Chronic Diarrhea may include:

Chronic Diarrhea: Animations

Chronic Diarrhea: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Chronic Diarrhea may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Chronic Diarrhea: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Chronic Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be related to food substitute: The food ingredient, Sorbitol, is often used as a sweetener in diet products. In some people, this...read more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, ...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the ...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact,...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the...read more »

Chronic Diarrhea: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Chronic Diarrhea

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Chronic Diarrhea: Related Rare Diseases

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Chronic Diarrhea: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Chronic Diarrhea

The list below shows some of the causes of Chronic Diarrhea mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Chronic Diarrhea. Of the 66 causes of Chronic Diarrhea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 59 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Chronic Diarrhea:

The following list of conditions have 'Chronic Diarrhea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Chronic Diarrhea Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Chronic Diarrhea based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Chronic Diarrhea:

    Medical Conditions associated with Chronic Diarrhea:

    Diarrhea (2312 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Bowel incontinence (2114 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Urinary problems (1033 causes), Urinary difficulty (648 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Incontinence symptoms (331 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Chronic Diarrhea

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