Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose, watery stool or increased frequency of stool for longer than four weeks. The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists with Norton Children’s Gastroenterology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the experience to treat chronic diarrhea in kids.
Diarrhea can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
Severe, chronic diarrhea may indicate a serious condition. It is important to talk to your child’s pediatrician if your child is younger than 6 months old or has any of these symptoms:
Mild cases of diarrhea can be handled by your child’s pediatrician. Chronic diarrhea treatment depends on your child’s age and current health, as well as the cause. The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists with Norton Children’s Gastroenterology will work with you and your child to develop a personalized care plan.