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Chronic diarrhea- Dr. seems baffled
LeannaMarie5 posted:
I have had diarrhea for 4 months (maybe more) now, every day, multiple times a day. I'm nauseated, have no appetite (yet have gained weight), and have blood in the stools.

I've been seeing a GI specialist for the last 3 months and am going to go elsewhere. The most recent test ordered was for celiac disease. If I had my mental faculties about me I would have reminded the Dr. that was a pointless test as I've been gluten free for over 9 months. (I was dehydrated and went to urgent care accordingly.)

Some of the tests that have been run include: endoscopy/colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, various bloodwork, stool cultures, CT endography.... all with normal results.

Any ideas as to other, less common causes?
melissiahead responded:
My baby was passing blood in her stool and when we finally got a doctor who would actually run some test she tested positive for c-diff and e-coli. I know that will cause the same symptoms as what you have discribed has your doctor checked you for that?

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