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I've woken every morning to diarrhea for 5 days in a row. It doesn't occur throughout the day. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
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In brief: Diarrhea

Daytime diarrhea is usually functional, like irritible bowel whereas diarrhea in the middle of the night sounds more like an infection.
5 days is pretty acute; we usually distinguish at 2 weeks. Could be a stomach flu still or salmonella or campylobacter from some food you ate.

In brief: Diarrhea

Daytime diarrhea is usually functional, like irritible bowel whereas diarrhea in the middle of the night sounds more like an infection.
5 days is pretty acute; we usually distinguish at 2 weeks. Could be a stomach flu still or salmonella or campylobacter from some food you ate.
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