I was diagnosed with IBS (Alternate) a while ago, but lately I have been dealing with chronic diarrhea. I have noticed a real difference in my bowel movements and it does bother me at this point because I don't know if I should worry (or not!) about this new symptom. Is there a possibility that I will become dehydrated after a while? Will I start loosing weight? My GP told me that I also suffer from malabsorption syndrome. Before, I would get diarrhea each time I would feel more sick. I knew right away I had to be more careful and rest more. It was always accompanied by low-grade fever. Now, the diarrhea does not go away. I don't run a fever. My sore throat is worse than ever. I would like to find out what you think and I would appreciate any suggestions you may have. http://alldisease.blogspot.com/2006/04/chronic-diarrhea_05.html In this article, we can read that diarrhea is considered chronic after two weeks. There is diarrhea caused by an infection and there is diarrhea that are not caused by an infection. They also mention that diarrhea can be life threatening when there is a weak immune system. I forgot to mention that I have severe abdominal pain just before a bowel movement. It hurts so much that there are times I will avoid to eat because of it.