Increase in stool frequency (more than 3 bowel movements per day) or liquidity of feces.
For many people, diarrhea strikes once or twice each year. If you have certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, it can happen more often. What are the symptoms?
You may have:
- An urgent feeling that you need to have a bowel movement
- Thin or loose stools
- Watery stool
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloating in your belly
More serious symptoms include:
- Blood, mucus, or undigested food in the stool
- Weight loss
If you have watery stools more than three times a day and you don't drink enough fluids, you could become dehydrated. This can be dangerous if it's not treated. Call your doctor immediately if you have: