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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 finds how best to grow gut microbes to improve human health

Study finds how best to grow gut microbes to improve human health

Study defines how diarrhea-causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host

Study defines how diarrhea-causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency

WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency

Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises

Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises

FDA approves antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections

FDA approves antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections

New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection

New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Research reveals genetic cause of deadly digestive disease in children

Research reveals genetic cause of deadly digestive disease in children

Structure of bacteria responsible for traveler's diarrhea deciphered

Structure of bacteria responsible for traveler's diarrhea deciphered

Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need

Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for refractory multiple myeloma

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for refractory multiple myeloma

Swimming pools could be breeding grounds for diarrhea-causing germs

Swimming pools could be breeding grounds for diarrhea-causing germs

Problem behaviors may provide clues on gastrointestinal issues in children with autism

Problem behaviors may provide clues on gastrointestinal issues in children with autism

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Research opens door to better treatment for common cause of diarrhea

Research opens door to better treatment for common cause of diarrhea

Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus

Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus

FDA approves first non-insulin drug for treatment of pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes

FDA approves first non-insulin drug for treatment of pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children