Diarrhea is when your stool is extremely soft, loose, and liquid-like, often accompanied by an urgent need to go to the bathroom to have a bowel movement. Diarrhea can dehydrate you, become dangerous for your health, or be the symptom of a more serious existing health condition. Many diseases, conditions, and environmental causes can cause diarrhea, including:
- Artificial sweeteners
- Bacteria and parasites
- C. difficile (C. diff) bacteria
- Lactose intolerance
- Other digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Signs and symptoms associated with diarrhea may include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stool
- Loose, watery stools
- Urgent need to have a bowel movement
Why Choose UHealth?Fecal transplant to treat C. difficile (C. diff) bacteria. An innovative treatment option, we offer fecal transplant for those with the difficult-to-treat C. diff bacteria. This treatment can help to greatly reduce or eliminate chronic diarrhea that is associated with C. diff.
A Motility lab for accurate diagnosis of GI conditions. The only facility of its kind in South Florida, our motility lab enables our GI specialists to provide accurate diagnoses of GI conditions more quickly and efficiently. We offer a variety of leading-edge services, such as hydrogen breath testing, anal-rectal manometry, and bio-feedback.
A broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Regardless of your age, condition, or whether you need long- or short-term digestive treatments, you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment to keep your stomach, digestive system, and organs healthy.
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