Diarrhea And Weight Loss (Unintentional)

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Diarrhea that lasts for a while will likely make you lose weight. It can be caused by food poisoning or traveler's diarrhea if you were recently in an area where that is a risk. The weight loss may mean you are dehydrated. Some inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis can also cause weight loss and diarrhea. Any change in bowel habits, especially with a loss in weight, has to be checked out.

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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