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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.
Stool transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile infections

Stool transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile infections

Combination of different treatments can have a positive effect for IBS sufferers

Combination of different treatments can have a positive effect for IBS sufferers

Groundbreaking research could lead to a simple, inexpensive test for Ebola virus

Groundbreaking research could lead to a simple, inexpensive test for Ebola virus

Innovative 'gut-on-a-chip' technology will help better understand Crohn's disease

Innovative 'gut-on-a-chip' technology will help better understand Crohn's disease

'Don’t wash your raw chicken', warns CDC

'Don’t wash your raw chicken', warns CDC

Research on Reddit identifies risks associated with unproven treatments for opioid addiction

Research on Reddit identifies risks associated with unproven treatments for opioid addiction

Study: Child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened in the U.S.

Study: Child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened in the U.S.

United Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infections

United Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infections

FDA approves new treatment for children with lupus

FDA approves new treatment for children with lupus

UVA researchers shed light on why C. difficile infections are so dangerous

UVA researchers shed light on why C. difficile infections are so dangerous

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

FDA approves new treatment for adults with metastatic bladder cancer

FDA approves new treatment for adults with metastatic bladder cancer

New clinical trial for patients with IBS-D offers real hope and drug free relief

New clinical trial for patients with IBS-D offers real hope and drug free relief

Improved gut diversity causes 50% reduction in autism symptoms

Improved gut diversity causes 50% reduction in autism symptoms

FDA approves two-drug complete regimen for previously untreated HIV-infected adults

FDA approves two-drug complete regimen for previously untreated HIV-infected adults

Scientists identify receptor responsible for bitter taste of Epsom salt

Scientists identify receptor responsible for bitter taste of Epsom salt

Multistate E. coli outbreak says CDC

Multistate E. coli outbreak says CDC

On the border, volunteer doctors struggle to provide stopgap care to immigrants

On the border, volunteer doctors struggle to provide stopgap care to immigrants

FDA extends indication of metastatic breast cancer treatment to include male patients

FDA extends indication of metastatic breast cancer treatment to include male patients