Diarrhea Overview

Diarrhea has many possible causes, of which the most likely is probably infectious gastroenteritis, causing diarrhea often with nausea and vomiting. But there are various other causes of acute diarrhea, and chronic ongoing diarrhea also has various chronic disorders as its cause. More specific types of diarrheal symptoms include soft stool and bloody diarrhea. Because of fluid loss from diarrhea, is important to monitor for complications such as dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, as well as treating the underlying cause.

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