Diarrhoea

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Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

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  • I get a stool like water

  • Pattern of alternating between diarrhea and constipation

  • Diarrhea lasting more than 12 hours

  • Diarrhea does not stop

  • Alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation

  • Diarrhea stops after stop consuming milk

  • Diarrhea improves with lactose-free milk

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Content updated on Aug 2, 2022

About the symptom

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Seizure attack

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Abdominal pain

  • White or clay-colored stools

  • Headache

Possible causes

  • Colonic polyp

    Colonic polyps are benign growths that appear on the inner lining of your large intestine. They have a small chance of turning malignant, or cancerous, over the next 5-15 years, hence require monitoring by a doctor.

  • Bacterial gastroenteritis

    Bacterial infection of the gut. It can be prevented by cleansing fruits and vegetables, cooking raw meat properly to kill the bacteria that can cause food poisoning, and ensuring all water is boiled before consumption.

  • Hyponatremia

  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Meckel's diverticulosis

  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do you often have diarrhea in the morning before leaving for school?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

GP / Family doctor

Aiko Yoshioka

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

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