diarrhea

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Treatments (17)
Tests (7)
Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea may result in dehydration.
types of diarrhea
Chronic_diarrhea
Chronic diarrhea
Uncommon
Stool_is_bloody
Bloody diarrhea
Uncommon
Severe_diarrhea
Severe diarrhea
Uncommon
Is a type of
Gastrointestinal_disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders
Common
Associated conditions
Food_allergy
Food allergy
Common
Gastroenteritis
Viral gastroenteritis in children
Common
Food_poisoning
Food poisoning
Common
Bacteria
Viral gastroenteritis in adults
Common
Salmonella
Gastroenteritis
Common
Lactose_intolerance
Lactase deficiency
Common
Influenza
Influenza
Common
Sexually_transmitted_diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Common
Lactose_intolerance
Lactose intolerance
Common
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Uncommon
Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis
Uncommon
Cooleys_anemia
Pernicious Anemia
Uncommon
Crohns_disease
Crohn's disease
Uncommon
Drink_plenty_of_fluids
Electrolyte disorders
Uncommon
Hepatoma
Hepatoma
Uncommon
Inflammatory_bowel_disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Uncommon
Hyperkalemia
Hyperkalemia
Uncommon
Opioid_abuse
Opioid abuse
Uncommon
Shigella
Shigellosis
Uncommon
Listeria_infection
Listeria infection
Uncommon
Anaphylactic_shock_
Anaphylaxis
Uncommon
Hepatitis_b
Alcoholic hepatitis
Uncommon
Lymphoma
Dysentery
Uncommon
Peptic_ulcers
Peptic ulcer
Uncommon
Helicobacter_pylori
Helicobacter pylori infection
Uncommon
Campylobacter
Campylobacter
Uncommon
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Hepatitis
Uncommon
Small_bowel
Small Bowel Obstruction
Uncommon
Cortisol_level
Low folate level
Uncommon
E._coli_food_poisoning
E. coli food poisoning
Uncommon
Ulcerative_colitis
Colitis
Uncommon
Irritable_bowel_syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome
Uncommon
Short_bowel_syndrome
Short bowel syndrome
Uncommon
Water
Dehydration in adults
Uncommon
Toxic_ingestions_in_children
Toxic ingestions in children
Uncommon
Infection_of_abdominal_lining
Infection of abdominal lining
Uncommon
Clostridium_difficile
Clostridium difficile associated disease
Uncommon
Gi_infections
Ischemic bowel disease
Uncommon
Bowel_obstruction
Bowel obstruction
Uncommon
Dehydration_in_children
Dehydration in children
Uncommon
Dehydration
Dehydration
Uncommon
Atypical_pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia
Uncommon
Nerve
Diabetic nerve problems
Uncommon
Baby
Fecal incontinence in children
Uncommon
Salmonella
Salmonella infection
Uncommon
Roseola
Roseola
Uncommon
Distal_colitis
Ulcerative colitis
Uncommon
Incontinence
Fecal incontinence
Uncommon
Behcets_syndrome
Behcet's syndrome
Rare
Dysautonomia
Dysautonomia
Rare
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Cyclic vomiting syndrome
Rare
Skin_allergy_test
Kaposi's sarcoma
Rare
Swine_flu
Swine Flu
Rare
Dairy_allergy
Milk allergy
Rare
Bird_flu
Bird flu
Rare
Mercury_poisoning
Mercury poisoning
Rare
Hepatitis_a
Hepatitis A
Rare
Blood_transfusion
Transfusion reaction
Rare
Ascariasis
Ascariasis
Rare
Hiv_positive
HIV/AIDS
Rare
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Mucositis
Rare
Chronic_infection
Opportunistic infections in AIDS
Rare
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Hypogammaglobulinemia
Rare
Cmv_infection
CMV infection
Rare
Allergic_rhinitis
Allergic reaction
Rare
Celiac
Celiac Disease
Rare
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Tumor lysis syndrome
Rare
Neutropenia
Febrile neutropenia
Rare
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Ovarian torsion
Rare
Toxic_megacolon
Toxic megacolon
Rare
Amaurosis_fugax
Giardiasis
Rare
Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium avium intracellulare
Rare
Chronic_granulomatous_disease
Chronic granulomatous disease
Rare
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Intussusception
Rare
Hand_surgery
Porphyria
Rare
Acute_inflammatory_polyneuropathy
Acute intermittent porphyria
Rare
Cholera
Non cholera Vibrio infections
Rare
Brucellosis
Brucellosis
Rare
Blood_disorders
Malaria
Rare
Amaurosis_fugax
Amebiasis
Rare
Arteritis
Takayasu arteritis
Rare
South_american_trypanosomiasis
South American trypanosomiasis
Rare
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Yersinia
Rare
Tropical_sprue
Tropical sprue
Rare
Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis
Rare
Liver_inflammation
Reye Syndrome
Rare
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Lymphogranuloma venereum
Rare
Bacteria
Typhoid fever
Rare
Lymphoma
Ehrlichiosis
Rare
Sars
SARS
Rare
Passing_gas
VIPoma
Rare
Salmonella
Zollinger Ellison syndrome
Rare
Pheochromocytoma
Pheochromocytoma
Rare
High_fever
Rocky mountain spotted fever
Rare
Vitamin_deficiency
Vitamin B3 deficiency
Rare
Abetalipoproteinemia
Abetalipoproteinemia
Rare
Carcinoid
Carcinoid syndrome
Rare
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Trichinellosis
Rare
Flu_&_cold
Flu & Cold
Allergies
Allergies
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Gluten insensitivity
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Ebola virus

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how to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?

Dysentery
"Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked.
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Dr. Rama Harouni answered:

how to stop diarrhea?

Depends

Loose_stools
it all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful.
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How to treat diarrhea?

Cause?

Loose_stools
Try to figure out what is causing your diarrhea. For symptom relief, start with immodium.
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Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually

Constipation
The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common . If the diarrhea continues see your doctor.
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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs

Dysentery
Start with Bananas, Rice (white), Applesauce (has pectin), Tea and Toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: Miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? see MD Probiotics, eg. S boulardii (Florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Does pb8 help diarrhea?

Helps/prevents diarr

Difficult_stools
Acidophilus supplement s reintroduce beneficial bacteria into the GI System.it helps keep diarrhea/constipation under control,help counteracting lactose intolerance,help reducing internal gas and others. It is even more effective when good bacteria in gut are destroyed by use of Antibiotics.Also commercial food processing destroy beneficial bacteria and pb8 helps replace these
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Can azo cause diarrhea?

Yes

Pain_medicines
Brad AZO gantrisin and generic sulfisoxazole with phenazopyridine.. It is used for urinay tract infection. Beside diarrhea it also causes nausea,, vomiting, upset stomach and headaches.
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How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track

Diarrhea
If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >
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Dr. Andrew Oswari answered:

how to treat diarrhea ?

BRAT diet

Diet
Bananas, rice, apples and toast. A simple low fat diet will help you get over it soon.
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How do i cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause

Loose_stools
Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) Viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds.Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy
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