loose bowel movements

What Causes Diarrhea After Eating?

Time for Food to Exit the Bowels The time it takes for food to travel from the mouth, be digested and passed out as a waste (feces) is known as the bowel transit time. This can vary from person to person but it is within 12 to 48 hours. It can be, however, take as long as 72 hours. Some people experience a bowel movement >> Read More ...

Causes of Sudden (Acute) Diarrhea

Definition of Acute Diarrhea Diarrhea means having more than three loose bowel movements a day. Acute (Lat. acutus = sharp, pointed) diarrhea, by definition, lasts less than 3 weeks (1). Causes of Acute Diarrhea A) Acute INFECTIOUS Diarrhea Bacterial diarrhea usually occurs in food poisoning due to infection with >> Read More ...

Is Diarrhea Contagious? How Can Be Diarrhea Prevented?

Diarrhea may be contagious or not, depending on the cause. Infectious diarrhea due to bacterial or parasitic food poisoning or due to rotavirus infection can be transmitted by stool-to-mouth (fecal-oral) route (with hands, water, food, toys and other objects contaminated with the stool). Additionally, viral diarrhea can >> Read More ...

Loose Bowel Movements – Diagnosis from Medical Symptoms

Find the Cause of Diarrhea from Symptoms In this article, typical symptoms are paralleled with common causes of diarrhea. The cause of diarrhea can be also found by tests for diarrhea. Causes of Diarrhea in Newborns A newborn normally poops 8-10 times a day. Fever, vomiting, diarrhea:rotavirus, rarely other microbes; Mild >> Read More ...

Definition of Diarrhea and Normal Bowel Movement (Stool)

What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea (Greek dia = through, rhein = flowing) means having more than three bowel movements or passing more than 300g of watery stool daily (1). NOTE: American English spelling is diarrhea, UK English spelling is diarrhoea. Common misspellings for diarrhea: diarea, diahrea, diareah, diarreah. What Is >> Read More ...