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I recently experienced an attack of diarrhea which lasted 10

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I recently experienced an attack of diarrhea which lasted 10 days - no vomiting, no temperature, no blood - just urgency and extremely, watery stools. For the last four days and for the week or so since I have been woken in the early hours of the morning experiencing severe pain particularly in my wrists, and shoulder/neck, together with general stiffness. This eases during the day, and by mid afternoon I am virtually pain free, tho' my wrists are somewhat swollen - until the next night....!


It is possible to develop reactive arthritis after a bowel infection.

You need to see your doctor immediately.

You might still need stool analysis.

You might need prescription anti inflammatory medication.

This can be another disorder as well, such as muscle disease

Or spinal disease.

I would not delay on an evaluation.

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