According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, diarrhea is not a symptom of gallstones. It can be a symptom of chronic gallstone disease, however.Know More
Symptoms of gallstones include jaundice, dark urine, light stools, rapid heartbeat and low blood pressure. Fever, chills, nausea and upper abdomen pain that comes and goes can also be an indicator of gallstones.
While gallstones can be uncomfortable for the patients, there are usually few serious complications that result from the condition. If the stone moves into the bile duct, however, it can cause a blockage. This leads to inflammation and infection that requires medical treatment.Learn more about Gastrointestinal Issues
WebMD says that clear fluids such as uncaffeinated soda are helpful as a supportive treatment for diarrhea, although they do not provide a cure. This means that Sprite, 7-Up and similar beverages provide vital hydration to replace the fluids lost during a bout of diarrhea.Full Answer >
A consistent diet of a few key components is the easiest way to prevent diarrhea in a baby. These foods include, but are not limited to, bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and yogurt, according to WebMD. All are safe to feed any baby over the age of 1 with the ability to chew solid or mashed-up foods.Full Answer >
Persistent diarrhea for more than 24 hours in a child and three days in an adult is considered serious and requires medical attention, according to WebMD. Diarrhea combined with vomiting is more serious because dehydration can occur more quickly.Full Answer >
Clostridium difficile colitis is a condition marked by diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps caused by irritation and swelling of the colon due to Clostridium difficile bacteria, according to WebMD. Also known as C. difficile or C. diff, the condition ranges from mild to serious and sometimes is fatal.Full Answer >