Increased frequency of bowel movements, loose, watery stools, urgency (having to go right away), incontinence (leakage of stools), rectal pain, bloating, wind, lower abdominal pain or cramping, vomiting, nausea, blood or flecks of mucus in the stool, fever, weight loss and loss of appetite. Most episodes of diarrhea are mild and of short duration, and do not need to be brought to the attention of a doctor.
However many dreadful diseases are often accompanied by diarrhea. Diarrhea when is one of the associated symptoms of any severe disease, a doctor should be consulted. When there is a high fever or the temperature is greater than 101°F, moderate or severe abdominal pain or tenderness, or bloody diarrhea that suggests severe intestinal inflammation. Diarrhea in persons with serious underlying illness for whom dehydration and may have more serious consequences, for example, persons with diabetes, AIDS or heart disease. In cases of severe diarrhea which does not show improvement even after 48 hours needs an immediate medical attention. Moderate to severe dehydration and vomiting that prevents intake of fluids orally is common.
Acute diarrhea in pregnant women can be harmful because of concern for the health of the fetus. Diarrhea that occurs during or immediately after completing a course of antibiotics because diarrhea may represent antibiotic-associated infection with C. difficile that requires treatment. Diarrhea after returning from developing countries or from camping in the mountains because there may be infected with Giardia, for which there is separate treatment. Diarrhea helps in patients with chronic intestinal diseases such as colitis, and Crohn’s disease because it may represent worsening of the underlying disease or a complication of the disease, both requiring treatment.
Acute diarrhea in an infant and young child in order to ensure the appropriate use of oral liquids, the type, amount and rate of it, for the prevention or treatment of dehydration and to prevent the complications of the inappropriate use of liquids such as seizures and abnormal blood electrolytes chronic diarrhea. Choose Vaidam for Health care tourism in India and be completely assured of a successful treatment from the best doctors across the country. Dehydration occurs when there is excessive loss of fluids and minerals that is the electrolytes from the body due to diarrhea, with or without vomiting. Dehydration is common among adult patients, with acute diarrhea who have large amounts of stool. Particularly when the intake of fluids is limited by lethargy or is associated with nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea is also common in infants and young children who developed viral gastroenteritis or bacterial infection. Patients with mild dehydration experience only thirst and dry mouth.
Moderate to severe dehydration may cause orthostatic hypotension with syncope that is, fainting upon standing due to a reduced volume of blood, which causes a drop in blood pressure upon standing, a diminished urine output, severe weakness, shock, kidney failure, confusion, acidosis that is too much acid in the blood and even coma. Electrolytes are also lost with water when diarrhea is prolonged or severe and mineral or electrolyte deficiencies may occur.