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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 Trial Evaluating Ambulatory Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
Conditions: Acute Watery Diarrhea;   Dysentery/Febrile Diarrhea
Interventions: Drug: Single dose rifaximin 1650 mg;   Drug: Single dose azithromycin 500 mg;   Drug: Single dose levofloxacin 500 mg;   Drug: Single dose azithromycin 1000 mg plus loperamide;   Drug: Single dose azithromycin 1000 mg plus placebo
Outcome Measures: Clinical Cure - Acute Watery Diarrhea group;   Clinical Cure - Acute Dysentery/Febrile Diarrhea group;   Time to Last Unformed Stool
2 Recruiting Lactobacillus Reuteri DSM 17938 in Preventing Nosocomial Diarrhea in Children
Condition: Diarrhea
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938;   Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Incidence of nosocomial diarrhea (defined as the passage of 3 or more loose or watery stools in a 24-hour period that will occur more than 72 hours after admission);   Incidence of diarrhea- passage of 3 or more loose or watery stools in a 24-h period;   Duration of diarrhea (ie, time till the last loose or watery stool from the onset of diarrhea);   Need and the length of intravenous rehydration due to diarrhea;   Prolongation of the hospitalization due to nosocomial diarrhea;   Incidence of rotavirus diarrhea (ie, detection of rotavirus or antigen in the stools);   Incidence of chronic diarrhea- lasting more than 14 days;   Length of hospital stay;   Adverse effects
3 Recruiting Effects of Probiotics and/or Prebiotics on the Duration of Diarrhea and Hospitalization in Children
Condition: Acute Diarrhea
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Probiotic;   Dietary Supplement: ORS
Outcome Measures: Duration of diarrhea;   Percentage of children with diarrhea at the 3rd day of intervention;   Duration of hospitalization;   Safety of probiotics
4 Unknown  Role of Probiotics in Preventing Antibiotic Associated Diarrhoea Including c.Difficile
Condition: Antibiotic Associated Diarrhoea Including c.Difficile
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: probiotic drink;   Dietary Supplement: probiotic placebo drink
Outcome Measures: Incidence of Diarrhoea;   incidence and duration of Clostridium difficile toxin;   The rate of recurrence of antibiotic associated Diarrhoea in the active and placebo groups to the end of the follow up period;   rate of recurrence of Clostridium difficile toxin positive Diarrhoea;   The quality of life in the active and placebo groups at enrollment into the study;   The length of hospital stay from enrollment into the study until the end of the follow up period in the active and placebo groups The cost-effectiveness as evidenced by health economic calculations
5 Not yet recruiting The Effectiveness of Co-packaging With Zinc to Improve Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia in Guatemala
Conditions: Diarrhea.;   Pneumonia.
Intervention: Behavioral: Co-packaging and counseling messages
Outcome Measures: Percentage of caregivers who administer zinc to child for at least 8 days.;   Percentage of caregivers who report giving zinc to child for at least 8 days.;   Improved Provision of Care for Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia
6 Recruiting Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) in Patients With Diarrhea
Condition: Diarrhea
Interventions: Procedure: Colonoscopy;   Procedure: Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy
Outcome Measures: To determine the frequency of different gastrointestinal disorders as the cause of diarrhea in patients at a tertiary referral center using confocal laser endomicroscopy.;   To investigate whether CLE has a higher sensitivity and specificity than standard colonoscopy in the diagnosis of the cause of diarrhea.
7 Recruiting CASAD for Severe Diarrhea in the Emergency Department
Conditions: Cancer;   Diarrhea
Interventions: Drug: Calcium Alumina-Silicate (CASAD);   Other: Placebo;   Behavioral: Questionnaire
Outcome Measure: Time to Resolution of Diarrhea (TTRD)
8 Recruiting Effect of Probiotic Formula on Reducing the Risk for Antibiotic-associated Diarrhoea
Condition: Antibiotic-associated Diarrhoea
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Probiotic;   Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Incidence of AAD;   Duration of Diarrhoea;   Fecal microbiota;   Safety profile
9 Recruiting Oral Zinc for the Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in US Children
Conditions: Diarrhea;   Gastroenteritis
Intervention: Drug: Zinc Sulfate
Outcome Measures: Duration of diarrhea in acute diarrheal illnesses in a developed nation while taking zinc or placebo.;   Length of hospitalization for children with diarrheal illness taking zinc or placebo.;   Examine the potential cost benefits of supplementation with zinc in reducing number of work days lost, daycare days not attended and decrease in length of hospitalization;   Assess parent reporting reliability comparing survey responses to phone interview.
10 Recruiting Lactobacillus Reuteri in the Prevention of Antibiotic Associated-diarrhea and Clostridium Difficile
Conditions: Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea;   Clostridium Difficile
Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Lactobacillus reuteri
Outcome Measures: diarrhea;   Severity of diarrhea;   Frequency of stool samples positive for C. difficile toxin A and B;   Frequencies of other gastrointestinal symptoms
11 Unknown  Prospective Randomized Open Label Study of the Treatment of Therapy-Associated Diarrhea During Percutaneous Radiation Therapy of the Small Pelvis. - Comparison of Loperamide and Tincture of Opium -
Conditions: Diarrhea;   Enteritis;   Cancer
Intervention: Drug: Tinctura opii
Outcome Measures: In this study efficacy of loperamide and tincture of opium is linked to the respective proportions of patients where Diarrhoea of grade > 2 is successfully averted during (cancer) therapy.;   Should Diarrhoea of grade > 2 occur despite the respective drug treatment, the corresponding medicament is assessed as inefficacious in that case.;   Scores from the EORTC-QLQ-C30;   Body composition data (BMI, proportions of fat and water
12 Recruiting ADAM-Afatinib Diarrhea Assessment and Management
Condition: Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Interventions: Drug: afatinib;   Drug: loperamide
Outcome Measures: Occurence of CTCAE Grade >= 2 diarrhea;   Time to initial onset of diarrhea grade 2 or higher;   Duration of diarrhea grade 2 or higher;   Changes in intensity of diarrhea over time
13 Recruiting The Efficacy of CASAD in Patients With Diarrhea Related to Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Conditions: Diarrhea;   Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Intervention: Drug: CASAD
Outcome Measures: Efficacy in treatment of diarrhea;   Functional impact of CASAD;   Effect on thyroid function tests;   Changes in MDASI-THY scores
14 Recruiting Trial Of Azithromycin In Campylobacter Concisus Patients With Diarrhea
Conditions: Diarrhea;   Fever;   Vomiting;   Abdominal Pain
Interventions: Drug: azithromycin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Duration of diarrhea in days;   number of stools/day
15 Recruiting Lactobacillus Preparation on the Incidence of Diarrhea
Conditions: Diarrhea;   Death;   Pneumonia
Interventions: Drug: Lactobacillus casei variety rhamnosus granules;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Diarrhea-free days;   28day-mortality;   Positive results of C.difficile toxin;   ICU-acquired pneumonia
16 Recruiting Obeticholic Acid in Bile Acid Diarrhoea
Conditions: Primary Bile Acid Malabsorption;   Secondary Bile Acid Malabsorption;   Chronic Diarrhoea
Intervention: Drug: Obeticholic acid
Outcome Measures: Fasting FGF19;   Non-fasting response of FGF19 to OCA;   Fasting 7α-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one;   Serum total bile acids.
17 Unknown  Efficacy of Zinc Sulfate With Probiotics for the Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Children
Condition: Acute Watery Diarrhoea
Intervention: Drug: Zinc Sulfate
Outcome Measures: Period of diarrhea in hours;   number of stools in consequent days
18 Recruiting Safety and Efficacy of IQP-MM-101 in Reducing Symptoms of Diarrhoea
Condition: Diarrhoea
Intervention: Device: IQP-MM-101
Outcome Measures: Time (in hours) between the 1st intake of IQP-MM-101 and first formed or hard stool followed by a non watery stool;   Time (hours) from the first intake to the last watery stool;   Number of stools;   Number of watery stools;   Stool frequency and consistency;   Percentage of patients having recovered within a certain time period (defined as having achieved the primary efficacy endpoint);   Associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain;   Time off from work;   Evaluation of energy for "everyday life";   Global evaluation of safety and efficacy by subjects and investigators;   Occurrence of Adverse events (AEs)
19 Not yet recruiting Probiotics in Hospitalized Patients Study
Conditions: Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea;   Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea
Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Go Live
Outcome Measures: Incidence of Clostridium difficle associated diarrhea in patients randomized to Go Live Rx compared with those randomized to placebo;   Incidence of Antibiotic associated diarrhea in patients randomized to Go Live Rx compared with those randomized to placebo
20 Unknown  Recombinant Human Lactoferrin Administered Orally for the Prevention of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea in Adult Patients
Condition: Diarrhea
Intervention: Drug: Lactoferrin
Outcome Measure: Reduction in the number of days of antibiotic associated diarrhea during the treatment period