There are many causes of diarrhea.  Most commonly, it is a viral infection that given enough time will go away on its own. Viral infections usually do not cause significant abdominal pain.  If the diarrhea is bloody or has mucous (slippery stuff), it may be more serious.  If there is abdominal pain, fever, chills with the diarrhea it may be more serious.  We will take your history and examine you.  Depending on your condition, we may need to send blood tests, send stool for testing or possibly send you to a hospital.

Health Tip

It’s time to get your yearly flu shot! The flu vaccine protects against numerous influenza viruses projected to be the most common during the upcoming flu season. Protect yourself and those around you; come in and get yours today!