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When Should I Call My Doctor When I Have Diarrhea?


Call your doctor immediately if you have:

Blood in your diarrhea or black, tarry stools

A fever that is high (above 101 F) or that lasts more than 24 hours

Diarrhea lasting longer than 2 days

Nausea or throwing up that prevents you from drinking liquids to replace lost fluids

Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum

Diarrhea after coming back from a foreign country

Also, call your doctor right away if you have diarrhea and any of these signs of dehydration:

Dark urine

Smaller than usual amounts of urine or fewer wet diapers than usual in a child

Rapid heart rate


Dry skin