Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Diagnosis Mistakes » Treat chronic diarrhoea seriously
 

Treat chronic diarrhoea seriously

Diarrhoea can be quite frightening and stressful for the patient. Serious disorders such as colorectal carcinoma must be considered in patients who present with a gradual onset of persistent diarrhoea. AIDS due to symptomatic HIV infection needs consideration especially in those at risk. Infectious disorders that can affect international travellers such as cholera, paratyphoid and amoebiasis should also be kept in mind and a detailed travel history must be taken from the patient. In children coeliac disease and fibrocystic disease present with chronic diarrhoea. Infection with Giardia lamblia may go on for months with watery stools before diagnosis.

More Diagnostic Medical Mistakes

More Diagnostic Error Topics

  • Inspection the key to diagnose anal fissure
  • Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition
  • Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause
  • Is your child always hungry?
  • Kawasaki's disease can be misdiagnosed as common childhood ailments
  • Lack of early signs in renal cell carcinoma
  • Leg cramps at night a classic sign
  • Local spread a problem in BCC
  • Long QT syndrome or epilepsy
  • Look for Van der Hoeve's syndrome in cases of osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Lupus is often misdiagnosed as other conditions
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise