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Diarrhea Causes & Risks

Causes

Causes may include:

Risk Factors

Factors that can increase your chance of getting diarrhea include:

  • Traveling to a developing country where the water and food supply may be contaminated
  • Having a severely weakened immune system, such as with AIDS or after an organ transplant
  • Taking certain medications

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