Question: Should I be worried if Ive had diarrhea for a week?

While occasional bouts of diarrhea are common and not cause for concern, diarrhea can become dangerous if it leads to severe dehydration. It can also signal an infection or a more serious health issue. Visit your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: Diarrhea that lasts more than two days.

Why have I had diarrhea for over a week?

But when diarrhea lasts beyond a few days into weeks, it usually indicates that theres another problem — such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a more serious disorder, including persistent infection, celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Should I get Covid test if I have diarrhea?

Diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting have all been recorded as potential symptoms of COVID-19. Basically, anything that looks like a viral infection is something that doctors should consider testing.

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