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Diarrhea in Weston, MA

Diarrhea is a common problem that presents as loose, watery stools, cramping, and possibly more frequent bowel movements. Most cases clear up on their own, but they may also be the result of some kind of infection that requires antibiotics. Severe diarrhea can also cause dehydration and require intravenous fluids. Often caused by a virus or contaminated food, diarrhea can be a symptom of another disorder, such as Crohn’s disease, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. If diarrhea persists, it’s best to avoid self-diagnosing and schedule a consultation with Dr. Vera Denmark, a board-certified physician of gastroenterology, for effective treatments and diagnoses at Denmark Digestive Health in Weston, MA.

Often caused by a virus or contaminated food, diarrhea generally lasts for only a short period, but ongoing or persistent diarrhea can be a sign of a much more serious issue. Mild diarrhea can be treated at home. Replenish fluids lost during watery bowel movements by consuming a high volume of liquids and a diet of toast, rice, applesauce, and bananas. If you suspect that you have a bacteria or virus, antivirals or antibiotics may be prescribed. You can also use over-the-counter medications with Dr. Denmark's guidance.

Antibiotics and medicines that target parasites may be prescribed to treat bacterial or parasitic infections. Dr. Denmark may also prescribe medicines to treat some of the conditions that cause chronic diarrhea, such as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis. Probiotics are another alternative for digestive health.

If diarrhea occurs more frequently along with other symptoms, reach out to our team at Denmark Digestive Health in Weston, MA. Some serious signs of severe diarrhea can include:

  • Diarrhea in conjunction with fever
  • Diarrhea that lasts greater than two days
  • Diarrhea and dark urine
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Vomiting in addition to diarrhea
  • Diarrhea post-travel to a foreign country

Dr. Vera Denmark is a very patient Physician! She helped me come off the medication and change my diet to prevent me from having acid reflux disease! She is very thorough and thoughtful and always examined me very carefully!

Anonymous Healthgrades

Dr Denmark is welcoming and calming. She is a great listener and does an outstanding job of aligning with the patient to assess patient and symptoms. Dr Denmark explained her analysis of my situation in clear, easy to understand language, and wrote out a plan of action that included all of my concerns. She was able to diagnose a condition that I have had for years, that kept getting worse. No previous Dr was able to help me. I am now on the mend and so happy that I was lucky enough to find her.

J.W. Healthgrades

Dr. Denmark is the most compassionate/intuitive/brilliant medical professional I've ever had the privilege of getting an appointment for consultation. Walking in with fears and leaving with sound, practical advice has made me understand that with aging, you have to change your diet. The terrible stabbing pain ceased. She listened and with questions and answers, got right to the problem.She spent a lot of time with me. Thank you so much.

J. Healthgrades

Experienced and knowledgeable about GI issues. Dr. Denmark was quick and efficient with my exam and diagnosis. The surgical center was totally overbooked the day I went for my exam, but these things happen.

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An occasional bout of diarrhea is common, but persistent or frequent diarrhea, accompanied by other gastrointestinal discomforts, may indicate an underlying health concern. It's important to not overlook these symptoms. If you or someone in your family are facing such issues, gastroenterology expert Dr. Vera Denmark can help you manage symptoms of diarrhea. Schedule a consultation for gastrointestinal care at Denmark Digestive Health in Weston, MA.

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