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Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. A person with diarrhea typically passes stool more than three times a day. People with diarrhea may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Acute diarrhea is a common problem that usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own without special treatment. Prolonged diarrhea persisting for more than 2 days may be a sign of a more serious problem and poses the risk of dehydration. Chronic diarrhea may be a feature of a chronic disease.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body lacks enough fluid to function properly. Dehydration is particularly dangerous in children and older people, and it must be treated promptly to avoid serious health problems.
Living in rural households lowers person's risk of developing IBD, study finds

Living in rural households lowers person's risk of developing IBD, study finds

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Maradol Papaya: CDC reports

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Maradol Papaya: CDC reports

Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescents

Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescents

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

FDA approves first extended adjuvant therapy to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence

FDA approves first extended adjuvant therapy to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence

Haiti to receive $40.5 million from the UN to combat cholera epidemic

Haiti to receive $40.5 million from the UN to combat cholera epidemic

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Ground-breaking new breast cancer drugs have manageable toxicity profile for most patients

Ground-breaking new breast cancer drugs have manageable toxicity profile for most patients

Children's and dogs' sandboxes can be source of C. difficile pathogens

Children's and dogs' sandboxes can be source of C. difficile pathogens

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Researchers detect protozoa in drinking water that cause diarrheal outbreaks

Researchers detect protozoa in drinking water that cause diarrheal outbreaks

Clinical trial of immunotherapy shows promising results for patients with melanoma brain tumors

Clinical trial of immunotherapy shows promising results for patients with melanoma brain tumors

Study underscores need to improve handwashing behavior with soap in many impoverished countries

Study underscores need to improve handwashing behavior with soap in many impoverished countries

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton

Study shows how high fat diets can alter gut bacteria to combat harmful inflammation

Study shows how high fat diets can alter gut bacteria to combat harmful inflammation

Researchers discover same kind of T-cell exhaustion in IBS-D patients

Researchers discover same kind of T-cell exhaustion in IBS-D patients

Steaming freshwater fish reduces presence of cyanotoxins, study shows

Steaming freshwater fish reduces presence of cyanotoxins, study shows

New research could help mitigate effects of radiation therapy

New research could help mitigate effects of radiation therapy

Nearly 20% of patients treated with antibiotics experience adverse side effects, study finds

Nearly 20% of patients treated with antibiotics experience adverse side effects, study finds