Diarrhea Treatment In Queens, NY

What is causing your Diarrhea?

This refers to a bowel movement composed of loose, watery stools. If you are complaining of diarrhea, you are likely suffering from more frequent trips to the restroom than usual. Diarrhea is not a serious problem and it usually goes away on its own, but you should drink plenty of liquids, especially water, to avoid dehydration. For prolonged bouts of diarrhea, you should seek medical attention from a gastroenterologist immediately. Diarrhea is usually limited to one to two days. If the diarrhea persists longer than that, please visit us at New York Gastroenterology & Endoscopy. In serious cases of diarrhea, the symptoms you can expect include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bloating
  • Bloody or black-colored stools
  • Cramping
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Fever above 102° F (39° C)
  • Little or dark-colored urine
  • Rectal pain
  • Vomiting

The underlying cause of diarrhea is due to the body’s inability to absorb the water from food and fluid as they pass through the colon, which results in these loose, watery stools. This can be due to the type or quantity of food you eat or because of an illness in your digestive tract.

The most common causes of diarrhea are:

  • Bacteria or parasites from contaminated, spoiled or undercooked food
  • Contaminated water
  • Viruses from unwashed surfaces or personal contact with infected individuals
  • Antibiotics that indiscriminately kill bacteria, creating the possibility of infection
  • Other medications, like some cancer drugs, blood pressure drugs and antacids
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Fructose intolerance
  • Intolerance for certain artificial sweeteners
  • Previous abdominal surgery, such as to remove your gallbladder, chronic digestive diseases such as Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, diabetes, and ulcerative colitis

No matter how many doctors from whom you have sought treatment, come to our Queens Gastroenterologist and get answers. Our board-certified physician can help you feel better as quickly as possible. Additionally, we also accept most major insurance plans and policies so you can rest assured that you will get the treatment you need at a price you can afford.

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (718) 734-0404 today!

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