Diarrhea | Explained by Dr. Vincent Ho (3D Gut Animation)

Diarrhea — loose, watery and possibly more-frequent bowel movements — is a common problem. It may be present alone or be associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or weight loss.Signs and symptoms associated with diarrhea (loose, watery stools) may include:
Abdominal cramps or pain
Blood in the stool
Mucus in the stool
Urgent need to have a bowel movementIf you’re an adult, see your doctor if:
Your diarrhea persists beyond two days with no improvement
You become dehydrated
You have severe abdominal or rectal pain
You have bloody or black stools
You have a fever above 102 F (39 C)
In children, particularly young children, diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration. Call your doctor if your child’s diarrhea doesn’t improve within 24 hours or if your child:
Becomes dehydrated
Has a fever above 102 F (39 C)
Has bloody or black stools