Diarrhoea

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Diarrhoea

Definition 

Diarrhoea is defined as bowel movements which are excessive in volume, frequency or liquidity. [3]

There are several synonyms for diarrhea:

  • Dysentery (This refers to a specific type of diarrhea with bloody stools)
  • Flux (This is an old-fashioned term)
  • Loose stools

Informal:

  • Montezuma’s revenge (informal, refers to traveler’s diarrhea)
  • Tourista (similar to Montezuma’s revenge)
  • Delhi belly (similar to Montezuma’s revenge, specific to travel in India)
    Backdoor trots (very informal)
  • Gippy tummy (informal, childish)
  • Summer complaint (informal)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Diarrhoea is defined as bowel movements which are excessive in volume, frequency or liquidity.

  • Abrotanum
  •  Aesculus Hip
  • Agaricus
  • Alumina
  • Argentum Nitricum
  • Bryonia alba
  • China
  • Croton Tig
  • Iris Versicolar
  • Infections
  • Food poisoning/toxins
  • Drugs
  • Poorly absorbed sugars
  • Dietary factors
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Malabsorption
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Blood and mucus in stool
  • Cramping lower abdominal pain
  • Steatorrhea
  • Undigested food in the stool
  • Weight loss and nutritional disturbances
  • Large-volume, watery stool
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Cramping mid-abdominal pain
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