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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.
Study: Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptoms

Study: Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptoms

New guidelines offer recommendations for assessment, management of immunotherapy side effects

New guidelines offer recommendations for assessment, management of immunotherapy side effects

FDA approves new treatment for non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer

FDA approves new treatment for non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer

Trial shows safety, feasibility of adding immunotherapy during chemoradiation for head and neck cancer

Trial shows safety, feasibility of adding immunotherapy during chemoradiation for head and neck cancer

Low FODMAP diet could help IBS patients experience relief

Low FODMAP diet could help IBS patients experience relief

Steven R. Brant shines light on genetic causes for IBD

Steven R. Brant shines light on genetic causes for IBD

Sports beverages not recommended for illness-related dehydration

Sports beverages not recommended for illness-related dehydration

Weanling pigs fed with copper hydroxychloride diets show improved performance and health

Weanling pigs fed with copper hydroxychloride diets show improved performance and health

New molecular research shows how antidepressants work

New molecular research shows how antidepressants work

Patients with IBS could benefit from vitamin D supplements, suggests new research

Patients with IBS could benefit from vitamin D supplements, suggests new research

Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Energy drinks dangerous for kids

Energy drinks dangerous for kids

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat inherited breast cancer

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat inherited breast cancer

Energy drinks can have adverse health effects on youth, study reveals

Energy drinks can have adverse health effects on youth, study reveals

U.S. FDA approves first drug for patients with germline BRCA-mutated metastatic breast cancer

U.S. FDA approves first drug for patients with germline BRCA-mutated metastatic breast cancer

SHEA releases new guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

SHEA releases new guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Warning on the “raw water” drinking trend

Warning on the “raw water” drinking trend

Malnutrition remains underdiagnosed, undertreated for decades among hospitalized patients

Malnutrition remains underdiagnosed, undertreated for decades among hospitalized patients

Study finds link between dietary sugar and increasing bacterial epidemics

Study finds link between dietary sugar and increasing bacterial epidemics

Mobidiag introduces new fully automated diagnostic solution for infectious diseases

Mobidiag introduces new fully automated diagnostic solution for infectious diseases