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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have sour diarrhea?

Sour diarrhea?: What do you mean by "sour diarrhea"? Are you talking about the smell? How long have you had this? Any other symptoms associated with it? If your symptoms persist or get worse, then you should probably see a doctor. A lot of diarrhea resolves on its own within a couple of days. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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My nephew has had diarrhea for a while. Possible causes?

My nephew has had diarrhea for a while. Possible causes?

Long list: Osmotic, secretory or exudative? Running a possible list of causes for diarrhea: Acute gastroenteritis (viral or bacterial infection), food intolerance/ allergy, recent antibiotic use, IBDs (crohns or ulcerative colitis), osmotic diarrhea from non absorbable sugars (i.e. sorbitol), malabsorption, spurious diarrhea, thyroid disorders. If it's been more than a couple days he should see his doctor for eval ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does malaria cause haemoglobinuria?

I was just wondering why does malaria cause haemoglobinuria?

Malaria: The malaria parasite infects red blood cells (rbc's) where it goes through several multiplication stages. The rbc eventually ruptures, releasing the parasites and haemoglobin. The haemoglobin is filtered by the kidney and is excreted into the urine. Each new parasite then goes on to infect another rbc and the cycle is repeated. ...Read more

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What is the disease that mosquitoes have that causes humans to get malaria?

Protozoa: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. ...Read more

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Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Can eggs cause diarrhea?

Can eggs cause diarrhea?

Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms of diarrhea. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! ...Read more

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Do bananas cause diarrhea?

They could: Generally bananas are considered to be constipating. Any food can cause diarrhea in certain people. ...Read more

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Do cherries cause diarrhea?

In excess: Interestingly, if you eat cherries in excess you could develop either diarrhea or constipation. ...Read more

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Does popcorn cause diarrhea?

Does popcorn cause diarrhea?

Not the popcorn: But the additional oil or buttery flavor could. Of course if you have an idiosyncratic sensitivity to corn, there is a remote possibility that the popcorn itself may c as use GI sympyoms. ...Read more

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Does egg nog cause diarrhea?

Does egg nog cause diarrhea?

It can: Egg nog contains lactose which is poorly tolerated by many. It also has a lot of fat which can stimulate bowel activity to some degree. ...Read more

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Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Would be: Very unusual. Have never seen it in either my pharmacy or medical career. But one thing I have learned, is never say never! ...Read more

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Does teething cause diarrhea?

Does teething cause diarrhea?

Maybe: Scientific research says it does not, but I have seen babies who repeatedly have loose bowel movements when teething. Can not prove the realrionship however, so it remains confusing. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

It can...: When I am considering a patient with diarrhea, I don't think of gastritis as a possible etiology, but inflammation of the stomach can provoke loose stools as more of an associated symptom with whatever is causing the gastritis. ...Read more

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 = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more