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What could cause watery diarrhea, weakness and dizziness?

Hi I have had watery diarhea for 2-3 and is now more lumpy and better but still have diarhea. I have been feeling weak, drowsy and dizzy along. the 1st was the worst where I actually almost fainted and lost control of my hands for 30 seconds. It is getting better now but I still feel weak . At first I thought the cause could be lactose intolerance since it happened when I drank a lot of milk but I have been eating cheese and most of my life. The other thing I thought it was was my diet, my meals were off from the standard meal times and I wasn t eating much fruit/veggies. I do not have any stomach ach or rectum pains but my stomach gargles a lot sometimes. It s been going on for a week now so im starting to think it could be viral ? What do you think ? Thank you
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

After reading your query, kindly find my answer below.

Week-long diarrhea can be from an acute bacterial or viral infection, the later is a more sound possibility due to the absence of fever.

Following guidelines will serve best to recover earlier
- drink more liquids
- raise intake of yogurt in bland vegan diet
- pro and prebiotics as lactobacillus
- prescription of GI specific antibiotic as metronidazole or else from your PCP
- antacid as ranitidine

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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