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Suggest treatment for persistent diarrhea

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Posted on Sat, 23 Apr 2016
Question: I've had diarrhea for 5 days, no other symptoms--no fever, or chills, or vomiting. Should I see my doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you should visit a doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

You definitely should see your doctor. The diarrhea can be due to bacterial infection of the digestive tract. It may also appear due to inflammatory bowels disease or even colon cancer.

Stool test and colonoscopy are strongly advisable at your case.

Hope this helps. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: Yes, you should visit a doctor. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. You definitely should see your doctor. The diarrhea can be due to bacterial infection of the digestive tract. It may also appear due to inflammatory bowels disease or even colon cancer. Stool test and colonoscopy are strongly advisable at your case. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.