Frequent diarrhea can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose frequent diarrhea, we could:
|Vitamin B12 Need||21%||Unlikely|
|Mesenteric Ischemia||5%||Ruled out|
|Food Poisoning||2%||Ruled out|
|Diverticular Disease||0%||Ruled out|
|West Nile Virus||0%||Ruled out|
|Drug Side-Effects||0%||Ruled out|
Approximately how often do you suffer from diarrhea?
Possible responses:→ Very rarely / it is not a problem / don't know
→ Occasionally - a few times a year
→ Regularly - at least once a month
→ Often - at least once a week
→ Frequently - after most or all meals