Loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual.
Diarrhoea is usually caused by a virus, or sometimes, contaminated food. Less frequently, it can be a sign of another disorder, such as inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
Diarrhoea can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include a liquid diet, food intolerance, stress, anxiety or use of laxatives.
Symptoms of diarrhoea
urgency to go to the toilet.
frequent passing of loose, watery faeces.