SIBO can cause diarrhea: frequent loose, sometimes liquid stools. The excess bacteria in the gut make by-products that draw water into the intestines. The excess water softens and liquifies the stool and this leads to diarrhea. It is vital to drink plenty of fluids when experiencing this symptom, as it is easy to become dehydrated from the increased loss of fluids.
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