Recurring Diarrhea

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Diarrhea is loose, watery, and frequent stool. Diarrhea is considered chronic (long-term) when you have had loose or frequent stools for more than 4 weeks.

Alternative Names

Stools - watery; Frequent bowel movements; Loose bowel movements


Diarrhea in adults is usually mild and goes away quickly without complications. In infants and children (especially under age 3), diarrhea can cause dangerous dehydration fairly quickly.

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The most common cause of diarrhea is vira...

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