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I almost always have diarrhea after a meal or when I just drink coffee or tea in the morning.

By Anonymous July 30, 2018 - 2:34pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Coffee/tea is known to cause bowel movements or even diarrhea so that may be one cause.

But if you are having daily diarrhea, you need to talk to your doctor.

Causes may include:

Food intolerance, such as lactose intolerance
Medications, including:
Magnesium-containing antacids
High blood pressure medications
Cancer chemotherapy
Irritable bowel syndrome (episodes of diarrhea often alternate with periods of constipation )
Injury to the bowel after radiation treatments for cancer
Malabsorption syndromes, such as:
Celiac sprue
Tropical sprue
Short bowel syndrome
Whipple's disease
Intestinal lymphangiectasia
Diseases of the pancreas and/or gallbladder
Inflammatory bowel diseases ( ulcerative colitis , Crohn's disease )
Chronic diseases, such as:
Liver disease
Addison's disease
Colon cancer
Intestinal surgery
Infections, including food poisoning, such as:
Bacterial: Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile, Salmonella, Shigella, and Escherichia coli
Viral: rotavirus , Norwalk virus , cytomegalovirus , herpes simplex virus , and viral hepatitis
Parasitic: Giardia lamblia , Entamoeba histolytica , Cryptosporidium,tapeworm , roundworm , flukes
Fungal: Candida (yeast)

Risk Factors
Factors that can increase your chance of getting diarrhea include:

Traveling to a developing country where the water and food supply may be contaminated
Having a severely weakened immune system, such as with AIDS or after an organ transplant
Taking certain medications

Anon, I've given you a lot of causes - most will not pertain to you but your doctor can run some tests to help you know why this is happening and how to treat it. I hope this information has helped-

July 30, 2018 - 2:38pm
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