Signs and Symptoms of Diarrhea in Humans
Signs and symptoms of diarrhea vary, there is only a brief abdominal pain with stools that are not too thin, so there are also experiencing abdominal cramps with very dilute stools. Usually long-term diarrhea makes people often feel the need to defecate.
Some other diarrhea symptoms are:
- Missing appetite
Diarrhea usually recovers within two to four days. But you are advised to see a doctor if you have diarrhea for more than a week or diarrhea to disturb your sleep. In addition, see your doctor if you have diarrhea accompanied by vomiting, blood in the stool or bleeding in the anus, severe diarrhea leading to dehydration, weight loss, or if you have diarrhea after taking antibiotics and undergoing hospitalization .
In children, diarrhea generally lasts about five days to a week. If longer than this time or diarrhea they are accompanied by vomiting, there is blood in the stool, and diarrhea badly, immediately consult her doctor. Doctor’s checks also need to be done immediately if your child (especially baby) defecates six or more times a day.
Dehydration as a result of diarrhea
Severe or sustained diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Dehydration should not be taken lightly because it can result in death.
In children, symptoms of dehydration may include fussiness or rapid drowsiness and decreased body condition. In addition, rarely urinate, feet and hands feel cold, and pale skin and spotted can indicate dehydration as well. Parents are advised to be aware of the symptoms of dehydration in their child.
Whereas in adults, dehydration symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea and dizziness, fatigue or lack of energy, and dizziness when standing. In addition, heart palpitations, muscle cramps, sunken eyes, and dry tongue can indicate the occurrence of dehydration.