I wonder if someone can answer this for me. As I've said Mum has constant diarrhoea and has had for the past few months. It is only now that she has been admitted to hospital with dehydration and an infection that my Dad and I have said that they cannot discharge her until the diarrhoea has cleared up as my Dad can't cope at home with this. They are now investigating. My dad maintains it is due to the fact that she is not mobile. I would have thought this would constipate you not the opposite.