Diarrhea - symptoms and how to test
Diarrhoea causes bowel motions to be loose and watery, and they may occur more often than usual. It can occur on its own or in combination with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, or weight loss. It's good news that diarrhoea seldom lasts more than a few days. Most at risk for potentially fatal diarrhoea are malnourished children or weakened immune systems, as well as adults living with HIV. The severity of your diarrhoea may be determined by having a full blood count performed, and your electrolytes and renal function measured. The dreaded stool sample. Suppose your doctor suspects that a parasite or bacteria is to blame for your diarrhoea. In that case, they may order a stool sample for analysis.