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Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose, watery stools that occur more than three times a day for more than four weeks. It is a common symptom of many digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. It can also be caused by certain medications, food allergies, infections, and other medical conditions. Treatment for chronic diarrhea depends on the underlying cause.
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