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Hello, good morning, I was diagnosed with malaria and while most of the symptoms are gone, the diarrhea is still going strong. I can't seem to keep anything down. There has been a lot of vomiting and stooling. I really don't know what to do. there's also

Hello, good morning, I was diagnosed with malaria and while most of the symptoms are gone, the diarrhea is still going strong. I can't seem to keep anything down. There has been a lot of vomiting and stooling. I really don't know what to do. there's also

More than malaria: It sounds like there could be more than one problem here. GI symptoms like you describe could be due to other diseases that co-occur in malaria endemic areas. I would recommend getting additional lab tests ASAP since it sounds like you're quite debilitated from all this. You run the risk of severe dehydration and resultant complications. I would go to an ER/urgent care center. Hope you feel better ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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Why does malaria cause diarrhea?

Why does malaria cause diarrhea?

Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin. The vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing are, in part, an effort by the body (in its infinite wisdom) to rid itself of the parasite, which has taken up residence inside the body, where it wreaks havoc. ...Read more

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Can diarriea be asymptom of malaria?

Yes: Symptoms of malaria include repeated bouts of symptoms such as fever, marked sweating, chills with shaking, headache, diarrhea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Could be: Sometimes people who choose to purge do so because of sx(bloating ) related to food intolerance. Gluten sensitivity may be evident. The diuarrhea may be evidence of that. Consider trial off , goluten and see if diarrhea resolve. More complex food elimination diet may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a normal symptom of morning sickness?

No: I am not sure if your statement of diarrhea is loose stools or true diarrhea. If you run true diarrhea for more than 4 days, you should be checked. ...Read more

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Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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 ...Read more