Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be defined as an increase in the fluidity, frequency, and volume of daily stool output. The daily stool weight is usually increased over the normal average of 200 g due to an increase in the stool…

Diagnosis of Diarrhea

History The physician should find out from the patient an accurate description of the nature of the diarrhea: the duration, frequency, consistency, volume, color, and relation to meals. Also, it is important to determine the presence of any…

Clinical approach

It is helpful to classify diarrhea into clinical categories, taking into consideration the duration, setting, and sexual preference of the patient. Diarrhea of abrupt onset of less than 2 to 3 weeks’ duration is called acute diarrhea. If…