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I have just had a fifth trip to the. Diarrhea has lasted for

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I have just had a fifth trip to the john. Diarrhea has lasted for more than a week. Have taken Imodium, also probiotics. Have had nothing but water today. Each bowel movement comes with lots of gas. Could not reach my doctor today, as his cell could not take any more messages.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you should go to the ER because of a week of diarrhea.

they can test your stools there for clostridium difficile infection

you could be dehydrated and you most likely will need IV fluids.

long term diarrhea can cause low potassium and electrolyte imbalances in your blood

you don't want to get dehydrated from persistent diarrhea.

the ER doctors can prescribe stronger medications for you

do you have a hospital or ER close to you?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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