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Diarrhea, blood in stools, gas, cramps, sleeping a lot. Treatment?

So ive been having diarrhea about 3 to 4 times a day for about 3 weeks now. Ive had diarrhea in the past but never this much for this amount of time and never this bad. So I noticed that I have some blood in my stool and ive been having a lot of gas and cramping lately and my eating habbits have not changed. Ive been sleeping a lot lately as well. I just dont know whats wrong with me. I don t chew gum and I hardly eat things like popcicles or anything thats generally high with corn syrup .
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
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Hello,

The diarrhea of 3 weeks duration is due to continuous bacterial or viral load in the gut lumen.

The excess sleep is from generalised fluid-electrolyte imbalance particularly that of magnesium and potassium.

Immediately consume oral rehydration salt and contact 911 for best further assistance.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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