I had fever, bad cough, pain and chills for a week?

60 year old male. I had fever, bad cough, pain and chills for a week. Now all back to normal. But during the week I
had diarrhea. Now after the fever and symptoms have subsided I continue to have diarrhea.

What can be the cause of the diarrhea and why do I still have it?

What can I do to stop the diarrhea?

Are there any tests that I should do?

Is the diarrhea a sign of a another problem?

I take no meds other than synthroid for thyroid and (low-dose) pills for high blood pressure.

I have had colonoscopy done once every 2 years – all OK.

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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
I recommend that you do a stool culture , my opinion having a bacterial infection can be the cause
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

It seems your symptoms is due to viral infection ,gastroenteritis..
It could be a sign of other problem but in your case ,I Dont think so as it came after fever and cough …
Stool analysis is a good test to get assured.
Drink plenty of water and fluids to avoid dehydration.
Avoid sugar and lactose products
Crackers can help reduce diarrhoea.

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

It is most probably gastroenteritis and it is self limited
Urine , and stool analysis is enough

Just eat high fiver diet and healthy , well washed food

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Thanks for the query..

It looks like Gastroenteritis..
Consult a physician and get a stool culture done..
For now take Loperamide to control loose motions.
Take more of yogurt and take oral rehydration salts..
Take light meals..

Hope this helps..

Regards..