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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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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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