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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 Unknown  Does Oral Sildenafil (Viagra) Decrease Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure After Cardiac Surgery?
Condition: Pulmonary Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: Sildenafil (Viagra);   Drug: Sildenafil;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: To determine the efficacy of 12.5mg oral sildenafil to decrease the mPAP in patients presenting with a mPAP >/= 25mmHg after cardiopulmonary bypass.;   To determine the efficacy of a second dose of oral sildenafil 12.5mg to decrease the mPAP in those patients who do not respond with a 20% decrease in mPAP after the initial administration of study medication.;   To determine the safety of oral sildenafil to treat increased mPAP after cardiac surgery.
2 Unknown  Sildenafil for Prevention of Cerebral Vasospasm
Conditions: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage;   Cerebral Vasospasm;   Rupture of Intracranial Aneurysm
Interventions: Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Sildenafil Citrate, 25 mg, 3 times a day.;   Drug: Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg, 3 times a day
Outcome Measures: New neurological Deficit;   Transcranial Ecodoppler;   Mortality;   Side effects;   Time to discharge;   Rankin Scale
3 Unknown  A Study to Evaluate a Possible Superiority Expressed by the Faster Onset of Action and the Efficacy and Safety of Sildenafil Citrate 20mg Sublingual Tablet in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction of Different Etiologies
Condition: Erectile Dysfunction
Interventions: Drug: Sildenafil Citrate 20mg Tablet Sublingual;   Drug: Viagra ® 50mg tablet Coated
Outcome Measures: Evaluate a possible superiority expressed by the faster onset of action.;   Evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of Sildenafil Citrate 20mg Sublingual tablet, compared to Viagra ® 50mg tablet Coated in control of Erectile Dysfunction.
4 Recruiting Pharmacokinetics of Sildenafil in Premature Infants
Condition: Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
Intervention: Drug: 1 dose of sildenafil
Outcome Measures: Area under the plasma concentration versus time curve 0-24 hours for sildenafil;   Peak plasma concentration of sildenafil;   Clearance of sildenafil;   Volume of distribution at steady state;   Half life of sildenafil;   Number of subjects with adverse events as a measure of safety and tolerability.;   Correlation between serum and dried blood spot samples;   Evaluate P450 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)
5 Unknown  Use of Sildenafil (Viagra) to Alter Fatigue, Functional Status and Impaired Cerebral Blood Flow in Patients With CFS
Condition: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Sildenafil (Viagra);   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: The principal aim of this study is to determine whether chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is due to inadequate blood flow to the brain and to test a medication, Viagra, which should help increase blood flow to the brain and improve the symptoms of CFS.
6 Unknown  Effects of Viagra on Heart Function in Patients With Heart Failure
Conditions: Heart Failure;   Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Intervention: Drug: sildenafil
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measure is a fall in the left ventricular filling pressure in association with administration of sildenafil;   A secondary outcome is the distance walked with the 6-minute walk test after the administration of sildenafil
7 Not yet recruiting Effects of Oral Sildenafil on Mortality in Adults With PAH
Condition: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: sildenafil citrate
Outcome Measures: Overall Survival (OS);   Time to first clinical worsening (TTCW) event;   6 Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) at Months 6 & 12
8 Recruiting VasoREACTivity Testing With Intravenous SILdenafil in Patients With Precapillary Pulmonary Hypertension
Condition: Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Connective Tissue Disease
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil
Outcome Measures: efficacy of Sildenafil I.V. for vasoreactivity testing;   clinical efficacy of sildenafil per os predicted by testing it intravenously in the course of oral therapy
9 Unknown  Early Start of Oral Sildenafil 100mg for Erectile Dysfunction After Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
Condition: Prostate Cancer
Intervention: Drug: sildenafil 100mg
Outcome Measures: patterns of recovery of erectile functions after nerve sparing RALP in men with on- demand sildenafil 100mg dosing from the early postoperative period (using IIEF-5);   comparison of the potency rates in men with on- demand sildenafil 100mg dosing from the early postoperative period with from the delayed postoperative period
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Condition: Heart Failure
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil
Outcome Measures: Change in 6-minute walk distance;   Changes in peak oxygen consumption (measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing);   Change in the level of neurohormones (b-type natriuretic peptide, catecholamines, ET-1),;   Change in quality of life
11 Unknown  The Effects of Sildenafil on Exercise Function and Capacity in Patients With Fontan Circulation
Condition: Fontan Circulation
Interventions: Drug: sildenafil;   Other: placebo
Outcome Measure: An increase in exercise capacity for patients administered sildenafil
12 Recruiting The Revaki-001. A Study to Determine the Pharmacokinetic Profile, Safety and Tolerability of Sildenafil (REVATIO®) in Cardiac Surgery
Condition: Acute Kidney Injury
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil
Outcome Measures: Area under the plasma concentration versus time curve and Plasma Concentration of Sildenafil;   Serum creatinine and Biochemical markers of AKI
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Condition: Age-related Macular Degeneration
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil citrate
Outcome Measures: Change in Choroidal Thickness as Assessed on Enhanced-Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography (EDI-OCT);   Change in Central Foveal Thickness as assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT)
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Condition: IUGR
Intervention: Drug: Viagra administration in IUGR/PET pregnancies
Outcome Measures: Uteroplacental perfusion;   Fetal growth;   Maternal and fetal safety
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Condition: Cystic Fibrosis
Interventions: Drug: Acute (1 hour) Sildenafil;   Drug: Sub-Chronic (4 weeks) Sildenafil;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Exercise Capacity;   Flow-Mediated Dilation (FMD);   Arterial Stiffness Evaluation (PWV);   Physio Flow
16 Recruiting "As Required" Oral Sildenafil in Raynaud's Phenomenon
Condition: Raynaud's Phenomenon
Interventions: Drug: Sildenafil 40 mg;   Drug: Sildenafil 80 mg;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Mean change in the Raynaud's Condition Score (RCS) during treatment, as compared to placebo.;   Frequency of RP: number of RP attacks during treatment, as compared to placebo.;   Patients' preference: comparison between the number of patients favoring a treatment to another.;   Pain associated with RP: Mean change in the Raynaud's pain score during treatment, as compared to placebo.;   Frequency and severity of adverse drug events during treatment, as compared to placebo;   Microvascular reactivity: index of skin perfusion in response to local/regional cooling after a single dose of sildenafil, as compared to placebo (laboratory experiments)
17 Recruiting Effectiveness of the Vasodilator Test With Revatio, Made in Patients With Acute Pulmonary Hypertension
Condition: Pulmonary Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil 20mg oral vs Sildenafil 10mg intravenous
Outcome Measure: Effectiveness
18 Recruiting Sildenafil Citrate Before Surgery in Improving Kidney Function in Patients With Kidney Cancer
Condition: Kidney Tumor
Interventions: Drug: sildenafil citrate;   Other: placebo;   Procedure: therapeutic conventional surgery
Outcome Measures: Accrual rate;   Retention rate;   Participation rate;   Change in GFR;   Change in proteinuria;   Estimated blood loss;   Hemoglobin concentration;   Changes in blood pressure measurements;   Vasopressor support requirements during the operative procedure;   Intravenous fluid requirements during the operative procedure;   Overall complication rates;   Preliminary effect size of sildenafil citrate on change in GFR
19 Unknown  On Demand Versus Daily Sildenafil for Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy
Condition: Erectile Dysfunction
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil
Outcome Measures: Proportion of patients with an Erectile Function domain score of International Index of Erectile Function ( IIEF) => 22 at the end of the wash-out period (44 wks after surgery);   Proportion of patients with an Erectile Function domain score of IIEF => 22 at the end of the study (52 wks after surgery);   IIEF - Domain Scores for: Erection Hardness Score (1-4) Intercourse success rates defined by the Sexual Encounter Profile (SEP) questionnaire (questions 2 and 3) Safety Endpoints: Adverse event summarized Global assessment questions
20 Not yet recruiting Growth Hormone or Sildenafil as Therapies for Fatigue in Mild-​Traumatic-brain-injury (MTBI)
Condition: Traumatic Brain Injury
Interventions: Drug: Growth Hormone;   Drug: Sildenafil;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Perceptual fatigue as measured weekly using the Brief Fatigue Inventory;   Performance fatigue as measured by using hand and leg dynamometry.