Symptoms Throwing Up Watery Stools

Question

Asked by Tammyltyler30

Symptoms Throwing Up Watery Stools

For the past month I have had nothing but runny stools, and in the past 2 weeks I can't keep any food down longer than 10 minutes.

I feel light headed and really weak.

Please assist.

Answer

Your diarrhea has continued for a month, making it more chronic and persistent rather than acute. The possible causes are long, but chronic infection is a concern, especially if you've recently traveled out of the US. Other diagnoses to consider are chronic pancreatitis, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, and possibly even stomach or intestinal cancer, to name a few. Try to pay attention to any recent changes in your eating habits or if you've started taking a new medication recently. Be very careful not to let yourself get dehydrated and go see your doctor ASAP.

Answered by Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.