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What Causes Explosive Diarrhea?

Learn what causes explosive diarrhea from gastroenterologist Lisa Ganjhu, M.D. in this Howcast video about stomach problems and digestive disorders.


So, Explosive Diarrhea, is exactly what it says, Explosive Diarrhea. So, a lot of times, patients have diarrhea, with a lot of gas and that's what really makes the explosive part of it. And basically, you have a lot of gas and a lot of water and a lot of stool, that comes out at one point, and seems like it's very explosive.

So, Explosive Diarrhea can happen in both Acute Diarrhea and in Chronic Diarrhea. People who have a lot of gas and a lot of bloat and diarrhea, may know that they have more explosive diarrhea, than people who have just diarrhea, with not a lot of gas. So, you may see this in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or you can also see this in patients that have Infectious Colitis. And again, by helping to manage the diarrhea and helping to pass the gas, that may help reduce the explosive diarrhea.

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