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I have constant diarrhea almost every day, I have bowl movements 30 min after eating and cannot pass a solid bowel.

For years now this has become a growing issue. I very rarely pass a solid bowel movment. I would say 3 times a month. I always have to go the bathroom 30 min after eating. My normal bowel movments per day is 4-7 times a day. Sometimes much more depending on what I eat. I have tried over the counter anti diarrhea meds but they really dont help. I am at my wits end with this. Any ideas as to what this could be? I am not covered by insurance at my job so I avoid going to the doctor at all cost.

 

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I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with this. It sounds exhausting.

Although you don't have insurance, you need to get checked out by a doctor. Chronic diarrhea can have many bad side effects, such as causing a mineral imbalance that affects your heart.

Most cities, even small ones, offer free or low-cost health care clinics. Some of these clinics allow people to pay on a sliding fee scale. This means the fee is based on your income and expenses. You can get information about these clinics by contacting your local Medicaid office. Or use a search engine and type in the name of your city, followed by "free health clinics."

Meanwhile, it's very important you drink plenty of water. Chronic diarrhea can cause severe dehydration.

I wish you all the best in getting the problem diagnosed and treated.

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I also have the same problem, and I have insurance and still deal with the same thing; have seen many docs and they don't give me no answers on how to stop it, a along with this problem I have been gaining weight, even if I only drink water it goes right through me, nothing I do seems to work, I have even cut down to eating 1 meal a day, my husband worriers about me so for him I do eat but very small portions  but does not matter how much or how little I eat or drink it still goes right through me,,, please let me know if you find a solution to our problem, all I get from the doctors is what they call a dumping serfdom,

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