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How concerned should I be about diarrhea

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Possibly: It represents a change. It may relate to something innocuous - a change in medication for example - or something serious. In general, change warrants ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Get it checked: May be something, may be nothing. Could be irritable bowel, could be parasites, celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel, tumors, hormones, etc. See your doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Not having diarrhea: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Diarrhea: Daytime diarrhea is usually functional, like irritible bowel whereas diarrhea in the middle of the night sounds more like an infection. 5 days is pr... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not likely: A problem but make sure you got a screening colonoscopy, make sure not an ulcer and blood causing diarrhea, but periodic diarrhea without wt loss not ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 20 years experience
Source could be : Higher up such as small bowel or stomach. Talk to your GI doctor as u may need an egd and if thats negative a small bowel capsule study.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
CHRONIC DIARRHEA....: Most of the diarrhea are viral origin, no blood in stool, not much cramp or fever, resolves by an week or so. If longer, your child need to have an ex... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Diarrhea : If you are feeling ok then no concerns as probably part of your viral illness. Stay hydrated
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: Diarrhea most often resolves on its own, so it really depends on how long you've had it and how severe it is... Be sure to keep hydrated and avoid ea... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not really: If it doesn't go away in a few days or is associated with more than 3 days of fever then a call to the pediatrician is called for.
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