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Diahreea

ive been having non stop diarheaa since 6am. its 10am now. i had really bad intestional cramping and gas. im going alot and im scared. what is causing this?
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ive gone six times and i also have dry heaving.
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Hi there!

This is likely to be a viral gastroenteritis which should subside on its own in 5-10 days. I would suggest taking plenty of fluids with added sugar and salt/ commercially available oral rehydration solution to compensate for the fluids lost. If the symptoms do not settle in 5-10 days or there is development of additional symptoms such as blood in stools, I would suggest an evaluation by a primary care physician for appropriate management. A visit to the ER may be considered if there are symptoms of dehydration such as dizziness etc.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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