Diarrhea

Everyone occasionally has diarrhea — loose, watery and possibly more-frequent bowel movements.

In most cases, diarrhea lasts a couple of days. But when diarrhea lasts for weeks, it can indicate a serious disorder, such as a persistent infection, inflammatory bowel disease, or a less serious condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Symptoms

  • Signs and symptoms associated with diarrhea may include:
  • Loose, watery stools
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Blood in the stool
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement

If you suffer from severe or chronic diarrhea, call your doctor.  You can also call us at 978-459-6737 or click here to request an appointment.