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The average adult has a bout of diarrhea about four times a year. The symptom is defined as loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day. While acute diarrhea improves within two weeks and may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, chronic diarrhea can last much longer and is usually caused by medications or certain types of surgery. Treatment is necessary if you have signs of dehydration, have had diarrhea for more than three days, or see blood in your stool.
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