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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

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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four 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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My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.

Probiotics: Consider a probiotic that contains both lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacter. Consult with your physician for additional testing to rule out c difficile infection as a cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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I've got a virus and one symptom is diarrhea. I have it frequent. Sometimes I need to go three times within the same few minutes. When see a dr?

I've got a virus and one symptom is diarrhea. I have it frequent. Sometimes I need to go three times within the same few minutes. When see a dr?

How long?: How many days have you been ill? You want to make sure you are hydrated, so if you feel like you cannot keep enough liquid down then see your MD. If you are also urinating then you are probably ok. The electrolytes lost with diarrhea are sodium chloride and potassium. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be a symptom of your period?

Sometimes: Some people get losser bowels during their period. If this is happeneing for the first time and did not happen before with your period, you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much is diarrhea a symptom of pregnancy?

How much is diarrhea a symptom of pregnancy?

No it is not: Diarrhea can be present in other causes and conditions and can be present in pregnancy as well but it is not only present in pregnancy but it can ba a sumptom coexisting in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of gluten allergies?

Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of gluten allergies?

Yes: Diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), but this is not a true allergy. In celiac disease, gluten (which is a component of wheat protein) causes damage to the lining of the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, vitamin- and iron-deficiency, anemia, and other problems. Some celiac patients do not have diarrhea. A blood test can diagnose it. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of getting your period?

Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of getting your period?

Occasionally: When the period is coming a few women will get diarrhea. This is from a chemical the lining of the uterus makes, called prostaglandin. This chemical can cause diarrhea, nausea, and menstrual cramping. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea an acute HIV symptom?

Is diarrhea an acute HIV symptom?

Not usually: Low grade fever, enlarged lymph nodes and malaise are the common initial symptoms, but diarrhea can also occur. However, diarrhea is more common later in the course of hiv. ...Read more

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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 = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more