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.
- Signs and symptoms associated with diarrhea may include:
- Loose, watery stools
- Abdominal cramps
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stool
- 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.