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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hi doc, i've been having diarrhoea for the past 5 days non stop so every time i sit down on the toilet it's all loose stools what could be causing it?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Diarrhea: The common causes of this problem would be a viral intestinal tract infection or food poisoning. Both conditions resolve after a week or so without specific treatment except rest, intake of adequate fluid intake,avoidance of harsh roughage and taking of kaopectate or imodium as needed. If diarrhea doesn't improve, stool cultures are done to check for pathogenic bacteria or parasites

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