Also called: Dysentery, The runs, The trots

Diarrhea means that you have loose, watery stools more than three times in one day. You may also have cramps, bloating, nausea and an urgent need to have a bowel movement. Causes of diarrhea include bacteria, viruses or parasites, certain medicines, food intolerances and diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine or colon. In many cases, no cause can be found. Although usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. You should talk to your doctor if you have a strong pain in your abdomen or rectum, a fever, blood in your stools, severe diarrhea for more than three days or symptoms of dehydration. If your child has diarrhea, do not hesitate to call the doctor for advice. Diarrhea can be dangerous in children.

Diarrhea Discussions

  1. link Wrk
    constant diarrhea
    What can I do?
    Wrk- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Diarrhea
  2. link Paulette44
    chronic diarrhea
    A friend has lived with chronic diarrhea for the past 4 years without getting medical attention specifically. Now she has type two diabetis which she - 66% more...
    Paulette44- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Diarrhea
  3. link Rosigmn
    can you make homemade Pedialyte at home will it help my son
    I want to know if salt, baking soda, jello or coolite are the same as the ingredients on pedialyte
    Rosigmn- over a year ago - in Diarrhea
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