GI| Functional Diarrhea

Symptoms

  • Watery stools > 25% of BMs
  • Negative evaluation to r/o reasonable toxic/metabolic/infectious contributors: c dif, parasites in at risk pts, HIV, thyroid disease, celiac disease, etc
  • No red flags: weight loss, blood, fever, history of cancer, new onset age > ~ 50, nocturnal sx, abnormal exam findings
  • If pain associated w/diarrhea, then IBS-D