Diarrhea

Diarrhea is when someone has loose and watery stools, and may need to go to the bathroom more than three times a day. It happens when the digestive system can’t properly absorb fluids.

Normally, about 10 liters of fluid from the stomach goes into the small intestine and about 90% of that fluid is absorbed. About 1 liter of fluid goes into the large intestine (colon) and about 90% of that is absorbed too, with only about 100 milliliters of fluid ending up in the stool.

However, many different conditions can interfere with this process and cause diarrhea. It’s a common symptom and should be checked out by a doctor to determine the underlying cause.

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