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yellow diarrhea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 26, 2009
  • 05:26 PM

i started getting just regular diarrhea a little over a week ago. it was only once per day and i would more categorize it as very loose stools. they were normal colored. however, about 36 hours ago it became more severe and is now just liquid yellow and burning and far more frequent. i've been taking an electrolyte replacement drink and just started taking imodium this morning because i couldn't tolerate having to use the toilet so frequently. i should also mention that i was having cramping. it felt like my insides were throbbing and clenching and they were also making gurgling noises. the imodium allowed me to feel normal for most of the day. then i ate some toast and crackers and apple baby food.

i do not have any other symptoms. from everything i've read, i think if i go to the doctor, there is not much they will do for me, except have me ride it out. i have no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, i am not turning yellow and i'm working hard to keep myself from getting dehydrated.

does anyone know what is wrong with me?

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  • i started getting just regular diarrhea a little over a week ago. it was only once per day and i would more categorize it as very loose stools. they were normal colored. however, about 36 hours ago it became more severe and is now just liquid yellow and burning and far more frequent. i've been taking an electrolyte replacement drink and just started taking imodium this morning because i couldn't tolerate having to use the toilet so frequently. i should also mention that i was having cramping. it felt like my insides were throbbing and clenching and they were also making gurgling noises. the imodium allowed me to feel normal for most of the day. then i ate some toast and crackers and apple baby food. i do not have any other symptoms. from everything i've read, i think if i go to the doctor, there is not much they will do for me, except have me ride it out. i have no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, i am not turning yellow and i'm working hard to keep myself from getting dehydrated. does anyone know what is wrong with me?Definitely go to the doctor- if anything, they might be able to recommend meds/foods/etc to help.I was in a wilderness camp (you know, for the brats haha) and we had to use river water, and clean it ourselves. It is very likely that I contracted Giardia from the water. It makes you have yellow diarhea, and is relatively harmless. I did nothing, assuming it was just the result of more exercise/new diet and it went away on its own. I'm sure they actually have meds for it in civilization though. :)Feel better! Keep up the hydration!
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    • January 28, 2010
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