Diarrheal Diseases – Acute and Chronic - American College of Gastroenterology - prolonged diarrhea in adults

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Diarrhea in Adults - Digestive Disorders - MSD Manual Consumer Version prolonged diarrhea in adults


This usually means three or more loose stools per day. There are many possible causes of chronic diarrhea. Treatment is aimed at correcting.

Your diarrhea persists beyond a few days; You become dehydrated; You have severe abdominal or rectal pain; You have bloody or black.

If you're experiencing constant diarrhea after a week, it may be chronic diarrhea. Learn more here.

Treatment of chronic diarrhea depends on the underlying cause. It is important to work with a doctor to develop a treatment.

From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on diarrhea from the Diarrhea that lasts more than 4 weeks is "chronic diarrhea.