Chronic diarrhea physical examination
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Some of the physical findings of chronic diarrhea are orthostatic hypotension, dehydration, neuropathy, muscle wasting, edema, malnutrition, urticaria pigmentosa, dermatographism, pinch purpura, macroglossia, hyperpigmentation, Addison's disease, and migratory necrotizing erythema.
Appearance of the patient
- Patient may appears ill, lethargic, or dehydrated depending on the severity of the underlying disease.
- Anal sphincter weakness
- Lid lag seen with hyperthyroidism