Diarrhoea: Symptom and Causes


  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Thin or loose stools
  • Watery stool
  • Sense of urgency to have a bowel movement
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blood, mucus, or undigested food in the stool
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Dryness of mouth and thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Blood in stool
 Diarrhoea symptoms


Many different problems can cause Diarrhoea. Here are the major causes:
  • A virus, such as rotavirus, winter vomiting disease (Norwalk virus or norovirus), enterovirus, or a hepatitis virus.
  • A bacterium, such as E. coli, salmonella, shigella, C.diff (clostridium), or cholera (Vibrio cholerae).
  • A parasite, such as those that cause giardiasis and amoebiasis.
  • Intolerance to Certain Foods.
Chronic or frequent recurring diarrhoea is usually due to intestinal disorders such as diverticular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance or coeliac disease.
Diarrhoeal disease can also spread from person-to-person, aggravated by poor personal hygiene.
Diarrhea cause

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