Home care depends on the diagnosis. Follow your health care provider's instructions closely, and stick to any prescribed diets. If you have diarrhea, drink more fluids to avoid dehydration.
Call your health care provider if you have:
Your health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your medical history. Questions may include:
The doctor may take a stool sample. Other tests may be needed.
Proctor DD. Approach to the patient with gastrointestinal disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 134.
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