Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Diarrhea is usually diagnosed by the appearance of the symptoms, and no tests may need to be ordered. In some cases, a doctor may order a stool culture, blood tests, a colonoscopy, or imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans to determine an underlying cause.
Also, sometimes The doctor will start by asking questions about the problem, including current medications, past medical history, and other medical conditions.
They will also ask:
• When the problem started
• Stool frequency, type (for example, watery, mucus-filled, pussy) and volume
• Whether blood is present in the stool
• Whether there has been vomiting
Doctors will also be concerned about whether there is dehydration. Severe dehydration can be fatal if treatment with rehydration therapy is not given urgently.