Diarrhea is defined as watery stool, increased frequency of bowel movement, or both. It's a common problem that may last a few days and disappear on its own.
Chronic diarrhea may indicate a larger health problem. If your child has diarrhea for more than a few days, consult your doctor.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches diarrhea
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition can help with the diagnosis and treatment of different gastrointestinal diseases, including problematic diarrhea.