Constipation, Diarrhea, Foul Smelling Stools And Frequent Bowel Movements

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

This collection of symptoms and signs are primarily due to gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis (GE), or even lactose intolerance. If fever or bloody stools are present, this needs to be evaluated urgently by your medical provider. Timing is also important. If these signs and symptoms are chronic, that points more to lactose intolerance, which many people are born with. If the signs and symptoms are acute, that points toward an infection or inflammation related to GE.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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