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When you begin experiencing diarrhea, you can take action by modifying what you eat and drink. For instance, try to:
As you start to feel better, you can slowly adjust your diet back to your normal fare.
If changes to your diet aren't reducing your discomfort from diarrhea, your doctor might prescribe medications to offer you relief. Common medications for cancer-related diarrhea include:
Other medications are available, but what type you'll take will depend on the severity of your diarrhea and what's causing it.
Though discussing diarrhea with your doctor might be embarrassing, it's very important that you mention your signs and symptoms to your doctor. Diarrhea that accompanies cancer treatment can be serious. The sooner you tell your doctor, the sooner your doctor can act to help relieve your symptoms.
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