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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.
Health psychologists now treating gastrointestinal disorders strongly affected by stress

Health psychologists now treating gastrointestinal disorders strongly affected by stress

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer

FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer

Treatment with interferon may ease symptoms of Ebola patients

Treatment with interferon may ease symptoms of Ebola patients

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Beneficial bacteria may be key to reverse gut inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel diseases

Beneficial bacteria may be key to reverse gut inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel diseases

Exercise helps gastrointestinal cancer patients cope better with side effects of chemotherapy

Exercise helps gastrointestinal cancer patients cope better with side effects of chemotherapy

New biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease

New biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease

Mice study shows role of yeast in aggravating IBD symptoms

Mice study shows role of yeast in aggravating IBD symptoms

Gut bacteria impact intestinal and behavioural symptoms in IBS patients, study finds

Gut bacteria impact intestinal and behavioural symptoms in IBS patients, study finds

Study describes how bacteria can remodel gene expression to infect intestines of host

Study describes how bacteria can remodel gene expression to infect intestines of host

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models

Naturally occurring protein shows promise as biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis

Naturally occurring protein shows promise as biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis

IBD patients have less stable gut microbiome than healthy people, study shows

IBD patients have less stable gut microbiome than healthy people, study shows

Sunburn and mosquito bites may ruin spring vacation in tropical locales

Sunburn and mosquito bites may ruin spring vacation in tropical locales

Researchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritis

Researchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritis

UT Southwestern scientists discover gene that protects gut from IBD

UT Southwestern scientists discover gene that protects gut from IBD

Oral dose of phage cocktail prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model

Oral dose of phage cocktail prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model

Diet and antibiotic use can change gut microbiota contributing to IBS symptoms

Diet and antibiotic use can change gut microbiota contributing to IBS symptoms