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I have a history of diverticulitis. Yesterday a a few

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Hi I have a history of diverticulitis. Yesterday a a few episodes of diarrhea and overwhelming fatigue and then this morning around one or two I story with horrible watery diarrhea not a lot of pain or cramping but just horrible diarrhea that just won't stop and a lot of gurgling in my stomach and belching with a foul taste is this something I should go to the ER for I hate to go there if it's just a regular stomach bug

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

That's what's interesting I have no pain and no real nausea I don't feel like eating of course but I'm not nauseated nor have I had any vomiting

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No that's really yet I've just been going with watery diarrhea there's nothing there just fluid and gas sediment in at least three times in our and it's hard to drink anything it just doesn't seem to set well No that's really yet I've just been going with watery diarrhea there's nothing there just fluid and gas sediment in at least three times in our and it's hard to drink anything it just doesn't seem to set well

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Since there is no blood in stool, no fever or significant stomach pain, the diarrhea is likely due to the viral infection.
Usually lasts about 24-48 hours.
You can try OTC loperamide 2 tabs every 6 hours as needed.
However, oral hydration is more important with fluids, soup, gatorade etc.
If you develop stomach pain or fever, then bacterial infection should be suspected and further evaluation required.
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