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What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. Having diarrhea means passing loose stools three or more times a day. Acute diarrhea usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own.  If it is lasting more than 2 days, that could be a sign of a more serious problem.

Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual or they may come and go. Acute diarrhea us usually caused by a bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection. Chronic diarrhea is usually related to an irritable bowel syndrome or an intestinal disease such as Crohn’s disease.

Other causes can be parasites, food intolerances and sensitivities or a reaction to medicines.
Sometimes, the cause of diarrhea cannot be found, but if it doesn’t resolve within 1 or 2 days, a doctor visit may be necessary.

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Recent Blogs

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

IBS awareness month
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April 2022 is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

At Digestive Healthcare Center, we want to keep our patients informed about a wide variety of gastrointestinal health conditions that can impact their daily comfort. One such condition is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), with April designated as Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. IBS is a very common condition in the United States, and with over […]

colon cancer awareness month
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March 2022 is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and at Digestive Healthcare Center, we want our patients to be informed about this disease, screening techniques, and how you can get involved to spread awareness and help keep yourself and those around you healthy. Every March (and all year long!), patients, survivors, and caregivers are encouraged to […]

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month ribbon - November
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Stomach Cancer Awareness Month: Learn More from DHC

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month – Learn More Our gastroenterologists at Digestive Healthcare Center are dedicated to keeping our patients informed about all facets of digestive health, including certain conditions that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, affects both men and women in the United States. According to the […]