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A 30-year-old female asked:

i've had diarrhea for over 2 weeks now. no other symptoms besides mild cramping/pressure. no blood in bm. no prior history of this. should i see a dr?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Diarrhea: Yes. You should definitely see a doctor and have this evaluated. Good luck.

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In last week been having diarrhea which started semi solid, then light blue/green color to pure liquid yellow/green! my bowels r inflamed 2 and pain!?

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