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.