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I have been having diarrhea since saturday going about 3-4

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Hi I have been having diarrhea since saturday going about 3-4 times a day. On sat I ate a a bagel and cream cheese with a coffee. I usually try to stay away from dairy. That day my stomach was upset and I thought that was probably the reason. However it has been going on now since saturday. I don't feel pain or cramping in my stomach just more of an urge to have a bowel movement. i also noticed area around my rectum is irritated and my urine is slightly darker yellow than usual. Is this something I should be very concerned about? I don't feel nauseous, no fever, still have an appetite but after I eat I need to go. Please advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

Your symptoms are most likely due to a viral infection of your gut called as viral gastroenteritis.

The urine is more yellow because you are a bit dehydrated.

You should try your level best to increase your fluid intake and take more and more electrolyte rich fluids like gatorade and pedialyte.

I would also recommend taking imodium one capsule after each loose stool to a maximum of 8 in any given day.

If your symptoms persist after the next forty-eight hours or if your symptoms worsen i.e. if you start having more diarrhea then you should be seen.

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