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Hey i think I have diarrhea and how do I stop it from happening ?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: See below

Diarrhea=3 or more loose/watery bm's a day.
Otc meds like kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol can help (may turn bm's black); increasing dietary fiber or adding fiber supplement with limited fluid intake will form bm's. If suspect infectious agent (virus or bacteria or giardia), do above; replace fluids; consider visit to doc for stool culture to determine cause. Unlikely: bowel obstrxn from tumor.

In brief: See below

Diarrhea=3 or more loose/watery bm's a day.
Otc meds like kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol can help (may turn bm's black); increasing dietary fiber or adding fiber supplement with limited fluid intake will form bm's. If suspect infectious agent (virus or bacteria or giardia), do above; replace fluids; consider visit to doc for stool culture to determine cause. Unlikely: bowel obstrxn from tumor.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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