|Short Bowel Syndrome||95%||Confirm|
|West Nile Virus||29%||Unlikely|
|Rapid Stool Passage||2%||Ruled out|
|Epstein-Barr Virus||0%||Ruled out|
|Lactose Intolerance||0%||Ruled out|
If you suffer significantly from diarrhea (at least once per week), for how long has this been a problem?
Possible responses:→ It is not a problem / don't know
→ It started within the last week
→ It started within the last month
→ I've had it for 1 to 3 months
→ I've had it for over 3 months
Most people with IBS have intermittent bouts of diarrhea.
Rapid passage (or transit) of stool is one of the most common causes of diarrhea. Stool that leaves the large intestine too quickly is watery: there is not enough time for fluid and nutrients to be absorbed from the contents of the gastrointestinal tract.
Rapid Intestinal Transit also suggests the following possibilities:
Stress and anxiety are common causes of rapid food transit through the intestines.
Intermittent diarrhea can be a sign of B12 deficiency.