Signs and Symptoms
Diarrhea may be accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, or an urgent need to use the bathroom. Sometimes diarrhea may be accompanied by fever or bloody stools and/or severe pain in the abdominal or rectum. If you experience these symptoms or dehydration, you need to see your doctor.
Signs of dehydration that accompany diarrhea may include:
- infrequent urination,
- dark-colored urine,
- dry skin,
If you have a child with diarrhea, watch carefully for additional indicators of dehydration which may include:
- dry mouth,
- tearless crying,
- dry diapers,
- sunken abdomen, eyes, or cheeks
A child can die from dehydration within a few days so it is very important to contact your doctor immediately if you child has diarrhea for more than a day.