Diarrhoea is a condition where a person passes looser stools more frequently than is normal for them. It can happen in most people at some point in their lifetime and is usually not serious but can be quite distressing and unpleasant.

It usually takes anything from a couple of days to up to a week to pass.

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Authored Aug 11, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm