Metro Bariatrics - Amir Moazzez MD, FACS

Diarrhea

What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is having 3 or more liquid bowel movements a day.

What are the causes of diarrhea?

Diarrhea is caused by many things. The following is a small list:

This is just a small list. Your physician must do a thorough history and physical, and send off lab tests to determine the cause.

How is diarrhea treated?

First, you must drink plenty of fluids (Gatorade, etc) to replenish your body and to replace all the fluids you lost in the diarrhea. Second, the cause must be found. Different causes are treated differently. For example, if the cause is due to a bacteria or parasite, appropriate antibiotics and anti-parasitic medications must be given. If the cause is dietary, certain diet changes must be changed. The workup also may include lab tests, stool samples, and colonoscopy.

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Disclaimer: The information presented is only for informational purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness, disease, or condition, nor is it intended to self-diagnose and self-treat any illness, disease or condition. Please consult your physician for any medical concern, question, and ailment.