A 28-year-old female asked:
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have stomach cramps and slight diarreah for 2.5 days. not getting worse. drinking fluids. how long until i should see a doctor?

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Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience Gastroenterology
3-5 days depending: generally acute diarrheas are self-resolved within 3-5 days so any longer generally warrant MD attention. Red flags for earlier MD visit would include blood, fever, weakness, pain, or worsening diarrhea/symptoms. Meanwhle avoid milk/milk products, sugar substitutes, caffeine, and alcohol, and consider banana/rice/applesauce/toast (BRAT) diet
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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