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DIARRHOEA Symptoms and Causes

What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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1 Recruiting Phase III Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Cl-108 in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Pain
Conditions: Pain;   Nausea;   Vomiting
Interventions: Drug: CL-108;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: To compare the occurrence and severity of opioid-induced nausea and vomiting (OINV) associated with CL-108 to Norco.;   To demonstrate the efficacy of CL-108 when compared to placebo for the relief of pain following surgical removal of impacted third molar teeth.;   Reduction of the severity of nausea in patients treated with an opioid-containing pain reliever.;   Reduction of vomiting in patients treated with an opioid-containing pain reliever.
2 Not yet recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Amantadine HCl Extended Release Tablets in Parkinson's Disease Subjects With Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias
Conditions: Parkinson's Disease;   Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID)
Interventions: Drug: Amantadine HCl ER (ALLAY-LID II);   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale;   Mobility State Self Assessment (Subject Diary Cards);   Mobility State Self-Assessment (Subject Diary Cards);   MDS-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale;   Fatigue Severity Scale
3 Not yet recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Amantadine ER Tablets to Treat Parkinson's Disease Patients With Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia.
Conditions: Parkinson's Disease;   Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID)
Interventions: Drug: Amantadine ER Tablets;   Drug: Placebo Tablets for Amantadine ER Tablets
Outcome Measures: Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS);   Mobility State Self-Assessment (Subject Diary Cards);   MDS-UPDRS;   Fatigue Severity Scale
4 Recruiting Edible Plant Exosome Ability to Prevent Oral Mucositis Associated With Chemoradiation Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
Conditions: Head and Neck Cancer;   Oral Mucositis
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Grape extract;   Drug: Lortab, Fentanyl patch, mouthwash
Outcome Measures: Pain caused by oral mucositis;   Level of immune biomarkers in blood;   Level of immune biomarkers in mucosal tissue
5 Not yet recruiting Ureteral Stent-related Pain and Mirabegron (SPAM) Trial
Condition: Nephrolithiasis
Interventions: Drug: Mirabegron;   Drug: Tamsulosin;   Drug: Percocet
Outcome Measures: Ureteral stent related pain and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as measured by the Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire.;   Quality of life impact of mirabegron for stent symptoms as measured with the Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire.
6 Unknown  Fentanyl Administered Intraorally for Rapid Treatment of Orthopedic Pain
Condition: Pain, Fracture, Sprain
Interventions: Drug: Fentanyl rapid dissolving tablet 100mcg;   Drug: lansoprazole 15mg rapidly dissolving tablet + Percocet PO
Outcome Measures: Time to analgesia;   Occurrence of untoward opioid side effects
7 Not yet recruiting An Open Label, Prospective Study of the Analgesic Efficacy of Oral Xartemis Compared to Generic Oxycodone/APAP( Acetaminophen) in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Post Operative Pain.
Condition: Post Operative Pain
Interventions: Drug: Percocet;   Drug: Xartemis
Outcome Measures: Non Inferiority;   Patient Global Assessment
8 Recruiting Adductor Canal Nerve Block Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Condition: Post-op Pain
Interventions: Drug: Morphine PCA started at the end of surgery, 1 Percocet 1/325mg every 4 hours; may receive a second Percocet if needed.;   Drug: For the 30ml ropivacaine the intervention would be the subject can request extra pain medication which would be Percocet and/or morphine PCA.
Outcome Measures: Total Opiate pain medication;   Patient satisfaction with pain control
9 Not yet recruiting The Effect of NSAIDs After a Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery.
Condition: Rotator Cuff Tear
Interventions: Procedure: Rotator cuff repair;   Drug: Ibuprofen, Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, Omeprazole;   Drug: Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen
Outcome Measures: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Shoulder Score;   Ultrasound evaluation of retear rate
10 Recruiting Liver Fibrosis in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD)
Conditions: Liver Fibrosis;   Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency;   AAT Deficiency;   AATD
Interventions: Device: Abdominal ultrasound;   Procedure: History and physical;   Procedure: Intravenous catheter;   Procedure: Blood draw;   Other: Liver questionnaire;   Procedure: Liver Biopsy;   Drug: Midazolam;   Drug: Fentanyl;   Drug: Lidocaine;   Drug: Acetaminophen;   Drug: Lorazepam;   Drug: Oxycodone/Acetaminophen;   Drug: Ondansetron
Outcome Measures: To estimate the prevalence and histologic spectrum of liver injury in an adult with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency and a genotype of ZZ.;   To identify environmental and host risk factors for clinically significant liver fibrosis.;   To define the diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive markers of fibrosis in AAT liver disease.;   To explore epigenetic markers for the development of liver fibrosis.;   To quantify liver fibrosis progression.
11 Recruiting Safety and Efficacy Study of Fentanyl Buccal Tablet Use in the Emergency Department for Isolated Extremity Injury
Condition: Pain
Interventions: Drug: Fentanyl;   Drug: Oxycodone/acetaminophen;   Drug: oxycodone/acetaminophen
Outcome Measures: Pain Level;   Nausea level;   Occurrence of adverse events
12 Recruiting Comparing the Efficacy of Oral Opioids for Outpatient Acute Pain Management After ED Discharge Discharge
Condition: Analgesia After ED Discharge for Extremity Injuries
Intervention: Drug: Oral Opioid Pain Medicine
Outcome Measures: Difference in pain score before and after last dose.;   Overall Satisfaction with the pain medicine;   Side Effects
13 Recruiting Safety and Efficacy of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain in Fabry Disease
Conditions: Fabry Disease;   Neuropathic Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: average reduction in hydrocodone-acetaminophen use;   Number and type of adverse events;   Pain levels;   Define therapeutic level for gabapentin
14 Not yet recruiting Equality Study of Ofirmev vs Oral Acetaminophen
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: IV acetaminophen;   Drug: oral acetaminophen
Outcome Measures: Primary outcome will measure total opioid consumption while the patient is in the PACU;   time from PACU admission to request for first opioid dose
15 Not yet recruiting Local Anesthesia and Analgesics in Endodontic Pain
Condition: Odontalgia
Interventions: Drug: Oral placebo;   Drug: Oral ibuprofen;   Drug: oral naproxen;   Drug: oral acetaminophen/hydrocodone + ibuprofen
Outcome Measures: Effect of long acting anesthesia and analgesics on endodontic pain;   Effect of gender and age on post-operative endodontic pain treatment
16 Not yet recruiting Post-operative Analgesia in Elective, Soft-tissue Hand Surgery
Conditions: Carpal Tunnel;   Ganglion Cyst;   Trigger Finger
Interventions: Drug: Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone;   Drug: Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy comparison utilizing Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Likert Pain Score and Mean daily pain values;   Incidence of adverse effects
17 Recruiting Clinical Research of the Prognostic Influence of NSAIDS's Anti-inflammatory Effect on Senior Patients With Hip Fracture
Condition: Hip Fracture
Interventions: Drug: celecoxib;   Drug: Acetaminophen oxycodone
Outcome Measure:
18 Recruiting Tracking & Feedback Registry to Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities
Condition: Breast Cancer
Intervention: Other: Tracking & Feedback
Outcome Measures: Change in intervention effect of adjuvant treatment;   Organizational Characteristics
19 Recruiting Narcotic vs. Non-narcotic Pain Study Protocol
Condition: Carpal Tunnel
Interventions: Drug: Narcotic;   Drug: non-narcotic
Outcome Measure: Pain relief
20 Not yet recruiting Comprehensive Opioid Management
Condition: Chronic Pain
Interventions: Behavioral: IVR self-management;   Behavioral: Opioid monitoring;   Other: Enhanced usual care
Outcome Measures: Brief Pain Inventory;   Concordance with opioid treatment practice guidelines