Diarrhea And Hot Flashes

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

This constellation of symptoms could be due to an infection of your intestines, often called gastroenteritis. It is generally caused by a virus and should go away without any treatment within 72 hours. New medications, supplements, or foods could also cause some bowel habit changes. If you've had similar symptoms at least once a week for the past 3 months, you might have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is different than IBS in that it is associated with severe inflammation of the intestines. People with IBD often have blood and/or mucus in their bowel movements as well. Check in with your doctor if you're having the symptoms for more than 72 hours, or if it's been happening for at least 3 months.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

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