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how concerned should I be about diarrhea

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
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.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
39 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: 1 week is getting long for a common type of viral illness that can cause diarrhea, and you become more at risk of getting dehydrated and acquiring ele ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea : If you are feeling ok then no concerns as probably part of your viral illness. Stay hydrated
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
26 years experience Family Medicine
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
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