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diarrhoea

(dī′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of diarrhea.

diarrhoea

See diarrhea.

di·ar·rhe·a

(dī'ă-rē'ă)
An abnormally frequent discharge of semisolid or fluid fecal matter from the bowel.
Synonym(s): diarrhoea.
[G. diarrhoia, fr. dia, through, + rhoia, a flow, a flux]

diarrhoea

The result of unduly rapid transit of the bowel contents so that there is insufficient time for reabsorption of water to firm up the faeces. In consequence, the stools are loose and liquid and are passed more frequently than normal. The commonest causes are irritation from a bowel infection and psychological factors, as in the IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME.

di·ar·rhe·a

(dī'ă-rē'ă)
Abnormally frequent discharge of semisolid or fluid fecal matter from the bowel.
Synonym(s): diarrhoea.
[G. diarrhoia, fr. dia, through, + rhoia, a flow, a flux]

diarrhoea

Patient discussion about diarrhoea

Q. what are the causes of diarrhea? I've been having constant diarrhea, stomach aches and loud noises from my bowel. could it be cancer?

A. I don't know about cancer, but you might consider "Irritable bowel syndrome". it is a common disorder that can occur and have those symptoms that you mentioned. here is a nice web site that gives information about it: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs_ez/#symptoms

Q. What Is Travelers' Diarrhea? I wanted to know- what exactly is travelers' diarrhea?

A. Travelers' diarrhea is the most common illness affecting travelers. Travelers' diarrhea is defined as three or more unformed stools in 24 hours, commonly accompanied by abdominal cramps, nausea and bloating. Each year 20%–50% of international travelers, an estimated 10 million people, develop diarrhea, usually within the first week of traveling. It can occur due to poor sanitary conditions, usually by bacterial infection. Escherichia coli, enteroaggregative E. coli, and Shigella are the most common bacteria involved. High-risk destinations are the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Q. I heard that the major risk in diarrhea is dehydration, why is that? How can I avoid that? Are there other dehydration causes I should beware of?

A. vomiting will also dehydrate you about as dangerously as diarrhea fye

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