Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the culprits behind a diarrhea?

Causes and Symptoms of Diarrhea

Common Causes:

- Viral infections (stomach flu, rotavirus)

- Bacterial infections (contaminated food/water)

- Parasitic infections (giardia)

- Chronic conditions (IBS, IBD, celiac disease)

- Medications (antibiotics, chemotherapy)

- Lactose intolerance and food sensitivities


- Loose, watery stools

- Abdominal pain/cramping

- Bloating and gas

- Nausea and vomiting

- Fever and chills

- Dehydration (thirst, dry mouth, dark urine)

Note: Viral infections are common in children (CDC). IBS affects 10-15% of U.S. adults (NIH).

Stay hydrated and rest. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Last updated: Jun 20, 2024 14:39 PM