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I have had excessive diarrhea straight days. today is day 4 and I have been to the l

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I have had excessive diarrhea for 4 straight days. today is day 4 and I have been to the loo 9 times in the last hour, Bright yellow liquid coming out of me. And now I have excessive gas.
Do I need to go to the clinic? Its the weekend and my doctor is closed. I haven't eaten in 4 days and I am beginning to be very week.
52 yr old man with High Blood Pressure
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Yes you should go to the local hospital or clinic for a clinical evaluation.
This can be a bactrerial infection given the stool frequency for 4 days.
Viral infection salso can last this long sometimes.
But you also are not able to eat or drink that can result in severe dehydration and kidney failure.
Hence, IV fluids will help along with medications like loperamide to control diarrhea and reglan for nausea, vomiting.
Antibiotic also can be prescribed if deemed necessary.
Best wishes,
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