Diseases and Conditions
Lifestyle and home remedies
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Everyone occasionally has diarrhea — loose, watery and possibly more-frequent bowel movements.
In most cases, diarrhea lasts a couple of days. But when diarrhea lasts for weeks, it can indicate a serious disorder, such as a persistent infection, inflammatory bowel disease, or a less serious condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome.