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On Friday at 12:30 a.m. I had diarrhea. Friday while at work

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On Friday at 12:30 a.m. I had diarrhea. Friday while at work I suffered from diarrhea at 3 p.m. Had to leave work. Saturday at 3 a.m. I had diarrhea. Sunday at 1:30 a.m. I had diarrhea. Other than Friday, I have been fine during the day. Should I go to urgent care. I am afraid it will happen at work again. I have kept track of what I am eating and cannot link it to anything. I have never been diagnosed with ciliac disease but was tested for it years ago when I complained of cases of diarrhea in connection with cheap red wine (poorly filtered). I was able to make the connection.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Diarrhea can be caused by the infection as well.
Bacterial or parasitic infection can be transmitted by undercooked food or contaminate water for example.
Amobiasis, giardia, E coli, C difficile are common examples.
These infection will require antibiotics.
fever, stomach pain, and sometimes blood in stool also seen.
Food intolerance or allergy also can cause diarrhea commonly.
Gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance are common examples.
I will suggest you to go to the urgent care for a clinical evaluation to rule out any infection.
If no infection, then Imodium tablets can be use to prevent diarrhea.
You should consider following low fermentable sugar diet ( FODMAP diet) to reduce your symptoms.
Please go to this link for detailed information:
http://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf
Please also include prebiotics like Inulin daily to keep your colon acidic which prevent gas producing bacteria.
Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli, bifidobacterium) daily.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****