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daily diarrhea

My 10 year old son is a terrible eater.  He is very skinny, partly due to metabolism/heredity, but very active.  Every time he has a bowel movement it sounds like it is full of gas and explosive.  There are always drops and splatters all over the inside of the toilet bowl and under the seat.  He spends a long time in the bathroom at school and the teacher has contacted me about his "stomach issues".  My son complains frequently about his stomach feeling sick, but his appetite is normal and his activities continue, so I haven't taken him to the doctor about this.  He eats his proteins but not many vegetables.  What does his diet need to help bind him up better?
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