Not all diarrhea is the same. If diarrhea occurs abruptly and subsequently stretches over a few days, pathogens such as viruses or bacteria are usually responsible. Long-lasting, chronic diarrhea can be the cause of serious illnesses.
Possible causes of acute diarrhea:
Possible causes of chronic diarrhea are:
Diarrhea is noticeable by very soft or liquid stools at least three times in a 24-hour period. Often this is accompanied by abdominal pain, cramps in the gastrointestinal tract and flatulence. Depending on the cause, nausea is also possible, as well as fever, headache and pain in the limbs. As a result of the possible loss of salt and fluids, dizziness and circulatory problems may also occur. Of course, a chronic diarrheal disease also begins more or less acutely at some point. However, the symptoms here are usually present for more than two to four weeks, repeatedly or in episodes. In between, they may subside again.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, be sure to seek medical attention:
Find out the causes of acute or chronic diarrhea and treat them according to possibilities.
Medical history, physical examination, ultrasound diagnostics, blood sampling, stool test
Appear on an empty stomach
If necessary, take stool test sample tubes with you to hand in later. Appointment for progress control
Cost prices for special laboratory requirements outside the scope of standard care vary widely.
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