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Symptoms of Functional diarrhea
The following features are indicative of Functional diarrhea:
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Common Causes of Functional diarrhea
The following are the most common causes of Functional diarrhea:
loose stool consistency
irritable bowel syndrome
rapid intestinal transit
Risk Factors for Functional diarrhea
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Functional diarrhea:
Prevention of Functional diarrhea
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Functional diarrhea. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
keep hands clean
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Functional diarrhea
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Functional diarrhea:
The Bristol stool form scale: To confirm a patient’s usual stool consistency
Physical examination: To evaluate abdominal or rectal masses, signs of anemia, and signs of malnutrition
Digital rectal examination: To assess anal sphincter tone
Complications of Functional diarrhea if untreated
Yes, Functional diarrhea causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Functional diarrhea is left untreated:
little or no urination
fever above 102 F
crying without tears
Self-care for Functional diarrhea
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Functional diarrhea:
eat healthy diet
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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