If you’re experiencing more than just a bout of diarrhea, it may be time to have a gastroenterologist weigh in. At Gwinnett Digestive Clinic, PC in Lawrenceville, Georgia, gastroenterologist Indran Indrakrishnan, MD, has extensive experience helping his patients resolve persistent and problematic diarrhea. If you want relief from diarrhea, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Diarrhea, which is loose, watery stool, can be caused by a number of problems, but the following are the most common culprits:
This list is only a sample of what can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is often one of the primary symptoms of a problem in your gastrointestinal tract.
Most people experience bouts of diarrhea during the course of their lives. From stomach bugs to eating something that upsets your stomach, diarrhea is often a sign that your body is trying to expel something. These bouts are usually short-lived, and they often resolve themselves with the help of over-the-counter medications. But if your diarrhea has any of the following characteristics, you should see Dr. Indrakrishnan as soon as possible:
Diarrhea can also lead to dehydration if it lasts any length of time, so it’s important that you see Dr. Indrakrishnan soon to uncover the root of the problem.
After reviewing your symptoms, Dr. Indrakrishnan may start with conservative treatments, such as anti-diarrheal medications. If your diarrhea doesn’t clear up after a few days, he may recommend one of two diagnostic procedures to see if there is something larger going on:
Both procedures are minimally invasive and designed to let Dr. Indrakrishnan get a close look at what’s going on inside your digestive system. Armed with this information, Dr. Indrakrishnan can diagnose you and begin treatment.
To put an end to your diarrhea, call Gwinnett Digestive Clinic, PC or book an appointment online.