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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have diarrhea, fever 37.7 and stomach pain. i just came back from malawi in africa. what should i do? what can this be?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See you doctor: You could have any number of diseases from travelers diarrhea to a parasitic infection. Malaria is even a possibility. You should see your doctor for further evaluation and testing.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can range from very mild to severe. For severe diarrhea and associated symptoms, i would recommend going to either the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Worrisome diarrhea generally would include symptoms such as: high fever, unrelenting diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, blood or mucous in stool, dehydration, dizziness, or accompanied vomiting. When in doubt, go check it out.

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