What can cause acute diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea. First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above.

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Colitis. Your symptoms are consistent with acute colitis. Colitis is inflamation of the colon. Most likely you have a bacterial colitis that could have been caused by contaminated food. Most colitis will resolve with fluids and time. If a stool culture was done it may show the causative organism which may or may not need antibiotics to treat. Read more...
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