Diarrhea Symptoms

Content provided by the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School

This guide is designed to help you understand the most likely reasons for your symptoms.

If your diarrhea is substantial, if you have other unexplained symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss, or blood in your bowel movements, or if your diarrhea has persisted for more than five days, you should visit with your doctor to discuss your symptoms. This guide is intended to be used as a compliment to discussions with your doctor, not as a substitute for office-based care.

You will encounter a small number of questions about your experience with diarrhea as you proceed through this program. Your answers will move you toward information that is most pertinent to your circumstances.

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Medical Reviewer: Faculty of Harvard Medical School Last Annual Review Date: 2006-04-05T00:00:00-06:00

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