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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is diarrhea for 4 days normal?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
No: 4 days worth is not uncommon for many of the viruses that cause gastroenteritis.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

I would like to know is it normal for me to have diarrhea for 4 days?

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Dr. Juan Cucalon
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Diarrhea: No. Persistent diarrhea may be a symptom of many conditions that may involve some foods, parasites and other pathology. You probably should seek attention if it continues.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for diarrhea to last longer than 3 days?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Diarrhea: Self limited causes of diarrhea like intestinal tract viral infections or mild food poisoning resolve within several days, but bacterial or parasitic infections, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic dietary intolerance causes last much longer until appropriate treatment is obtained.

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Last updated May 13, 2014

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