A 24-year-old member asked:
i've woken every morning to diarrhea for 5 days in a row. it doesn't occur throughout the day. should i be concerned?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Brian Flyer answered
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 pretty acute; we usually distinguish at 2 weeks. Could be a stomach flu still or salmonella or campylobacter from some food you ate.
Answered on Sep 24, 2017
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