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Old 01-06-2005, 03:16 AM   #1
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secretory diarrhea

Hi everyone,

Can someone tell me what exactly secretory diarrhea means as opposed to other types.

I have had diarrhea on and off for about 7 weeks now and there is a chance its related to a thyroid issue. But I just wondered what the secretory diarrhea was defined as and if this is like explosive?

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Old 01-07-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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Smile Re: secretory diarrhea

Sorry - never heard of it. Were you diagnosed with it or something? How did you learn about the term?

Good luck to you,
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:11 PM   #3
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Re: secretory diarrhea

I've never heard of it which made me look into it and this is what I found. I started with the definition and got this:

of, relating to, or promoting secretion; also : produced by secretion

From there I got:

Drug-Induced Diarrhea
Secretory villous adenoma of rectum
Small bowel total villous atrophy
Intestinal Lymphoma
Chronic infections (granulomatous)
Pseudopancreatic Cholera Syndrome
Ileocolic resection
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Usually inflammatory Diarrhea
Crohn's Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Microscopic colitis (e.g. Lymphocytic Colitis)
Endocrine Causes
Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Islet Cell Tumor
Gastrinoma (Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome)
Vipoma (Watery Diarrhea, Hypokalemia, achlorhydria)
Malignant Carcinoid syndrome
Collagen Vascular Disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Mixed connective tissue disease

Now I bet that answers your question

Too many causes but I did bold the thyroid as a possible cause! Sorry

Good luck!

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