Diarrhea And Gas

Published: August 31, 2015
Dear TeenHealthFX,

I am 15 years old I have diarrhea and gas please excuse me what should I try?

Dear Diarrhea And Gas,

The answer to that question depends on discovering what is causing the diarrhea and gas. And the only way to answer that question is by visiting your doctor and having him/her examine you to determine the cause. There are numerous reasons you may be experiencing this comfort. It could be diet, stress, and a reaction to a medication or a medical problem. The only way to know for sure is to be examined by a doctor and possibly undergoing some diagnostic tests. If the problem persist your doctor may refer refer you to a Gastroenterologist, a doctor that specializes in the digestive symptoms.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area you can check with your insurance carrier or a local Teen Health Center.


Signed: TeenHealthFX