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How Long Does Diarrhea Associated With Sepsis Last
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Depending on its cause, acute diarrhea can last from hours to days. If it goes over three weeks it becomes chronic and needs to be investigated.
Best way to deal with it is to limit your intake to clear liquids until symptoms subside. ...Read more
How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?
I took Milk of Magnesia at 8 pm last night for constipation and now I have diarrhea. How long before this stops & what can I do in the meantime?
I have been having a lot of explosive water diarrhea. My stomach hurts so very bad. How long will this last? What should I do? It hurts and I'm scared
Fluids: Keep up with the fluid losses and don't become dehydrated, that is the most important thing to do. I don't know how long it will last. See your physician if the pain persists. ...Read more
13 month old has had a low grade fever of 100.4-100.9 for the past 3 days. How long does a fever typically last and when should I take her to the doctors? She has no other symptoms except diarrhea one time.
Depends: The fever often depends on the type of germ involved & where it is located. Many infant illnesses are viral & fever will last several days before recovery. As long as baby is taking in enough fluids to wet every 6hrs or better, is playful for much of the day & has no specific symptoms you can let it run its course. If baby can't seem to be playful at all, looks sickly or otherwise spooks you go in. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Diarrhea from viral infections should only last for a few days. Diarrhea from food sensitivities last for a much shorter period of time (a day or two). Prolonged diarrhea is concerning for bacterial or parasitic infection, or disease of the bowel from other causes. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Diarrhea can have many causes - for example, it can be infectious or inflammatory. For run of the mill viral gastroenteritis, usually symptoms last 5-7 days. If diarrhea is lasting longer than that, especially if associated with blood, fevers, or abdominal cramping, then I like to suggest to my patients to have a more thorough workup done, including possibly stool studies. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends on what: Your definition of diarrhea is and how old your baby is. Babies dehydrate very quickly and you do not want to wait. It is best to call your pediatrician immediately for guidance. In the meantime, offer your baby soy milk protein, lactose free formula or isomil df to help with the diarrhea ...Read more
For a few days: Until the withdrawal is over.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: As long as the infection stays present. Some cases it will improve spontaneously in others it may require antibiotics and further care. ...Read more
Side effects: Depends and differs person to person. Usually few days. ...Read more
Overeating: One should not get diarrhea and vomiting from overeating. That is very unusual and implies very bad food. One could possibly throw up once or twice if you ate like a glutton, but diarrhea is not related. This sounds more like food poisoning. However, the fastest food poisoning does not come on for at least 12 hours. Most likely a gastroenteritis was brewing and coincided with a big meal. ...Read more
What to do if I have strong cramps, I vomit, feint, diarrhea and they last long! What really really strong pill can I take?
Time to get help...: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Sounds like your present symptoms are a change from your norm. Time to get evaluated please--cure depends on cause. ...Read more
Miralax every 24hrs for past week. Today (11hrs ago) took again 12hrs after previous dose. Now I have cramps, diarrhea, nausea. How long will it last?
Do not take any more: You have taken too much too often. This should not be taken more than once a day. Your side effects are due to this being taken too close to your previous dose. You should stop taking it and see your Dr. Soon, like tomorrow, or soon after, as you have taken this drug for a week already and he/she should be informed about this and this latest issue so you can be treated correctly. Best of luck. ...Read more
Kidney infection for 5 days penicillin shots. 1 day after, diarrhea, 7 days now. How long should this last? Taking pepto for it.
Antibiotic or C diff: Diarrhea with antibiotic is possible and resolves spontaneously 2-3 data after stopping the antibiotic. Diarrhea can also be due to another infection called clostridium difficile. If diarrhea persists may be longer than 2-3 days or feeling needs further testing for it and treatment. ...Read more
How long will diarrhea last after a Hiatal Hernia Repair. I am 6 weeks out from surgery and still dealing with diahrrea every time I dare eat.
It's 4 days since I decreased Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150 to 75mg. I'm sweating and have diarrhea. Is this from withdrawl from the decrease? How long will it last
Had CT w/ contrast yesterday at 4:00. Severe diarrhea. How long will it last? I feel awful and they say nothing is wrong. Something is not right. I shouldn't be in this much pain for no reason.
Not uncommon: I'm assuming you drank oral "water-soluble" contrast before your ct scan. Unfortunately, one of the awful side effects of the contrast is that it causes nausea, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting. It can also make you feel pretty bad due to fluid shifts in your body. It usually resolves within 24 hours, but if you are still feeling bad, it can't hurt to ask your doctor. ...Read more
It doesn't: A cold is a viral upper respiratory infection characterized by sore throat, runny and congested nose. A cold does not cause diarrhea. Enteroviruses, norovirus, rotavirus an others can cause intestinal infection and diarrhea that resolves after several days. There are also many other conditions that cause diarrhea. If yours persists see your doctor. ...Read more
Not long: Rarely more than a few hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
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