You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.
Review Date: December 01, 2014
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Most cases of diarrhea will go away on their own. However, in some cases, diarrhea can lead to dehydration or be a sign of a more serious problem. Follow this chart to see if the cause of your diarrhea needs immediate medical attention.
Review Date: February 13, 2013
American Academy of Family Physicians
A doctor may request a C. difficile toxin stool test if your child has taken antibiotics in the past month, has had diarrhea for several days, and may have abdominal pain, poor appetite, and fever.
Review Date: October 17, 2012
The Nemours Foundation