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How is the Cause of Diarrhea Diagnosed?

If acute diarrhea lasts several days, diagnostic tests are usually not necessary.  If diarrhea lasts longer than a week, is accompanied by bloody stools, fever, dehydration or severe abdomen pain — seek medical attention.

Medical history, physical examination, stool culture, blood tests, fasting tests or colonoscopy may be used to diagnose the cause of diarrhea.

Causes may include bacteria, parasites, intestinal diseases, food intolerance, allergies etc..  Since there are many causes, tests may be indicated to determine your cause of diarrhea.

Until your symptoms go away, you may want to avoid caffeine, greasy food, high fiber and lactose.

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At Digestive Healthcare Center, we want each patient at our three offices in New Jersey to feel confident about their digestive health. We encourage you to contact us today to make an appointment with one of our expert gastroenterologists – don’t wait to start putting your digestive health first!

Recent Blogs

Learn more about all things digestive health and wellness by checking out our recent gastroenterology blogs.

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COVID-19 Update

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