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Diarrhoea - red flag symptoms

Diarrhoea - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


August 28, 2014


December 1, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Pipin Singh describes the red flag symptoms that indicate potentially serious causes of diarrhoea in adults. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying causes of acute or chronic diarrhoea, questions to ask and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Ensure that they consider potentially serious causes of diarrhoea
  • Conduct an appropriate examination
  • Undertake basic investigations as needed
  • Refer appropriately to secondary care
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required