Font Size
A
A
A

Traveler's Diarrhea (cont.)

Traveler's Diarrhea Symptoms

Traveler's diarrhea usually does not begin immediately on arrival in a foreign country but starts two to three days into the stay. Diarrhea can also occur after a person returns home from a trip.

Common signs and symptoms of traveler's diarrhea (not all symptoms will be present at one time)

  • Loose or watery stools
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Urgency to have a bowel movement
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Bloody stools
Medical Author:

Must Read Articles Related to Traveler's Diarrhea

Diarrhea
Diarrhea Diarrhea can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases or conditions, reactions to medications, and food intolerance. Symptoms ...learn more >>
Fever (in Adults)
Fever in Adults A fever is a body temperature of 100.4 F or greater. A fever may be caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, blood clot, tumor, drug, or the environment. Treatment ...learn more >>
Foreign Travel
Foreign Travel It is important to plan well in advance when traveling to a foreign country. Travelers should protect (and prepare) themselves from illness by obtaining the app...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Traveler's Diarrhea:

Traveler's Diarrhea - Treatment

What was the treatment for your traveler's diarrhea?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Escherichia Coli Infections »

Escherichia coli is one of the most frequent causes of many common bacterial infections, including cholecystitis, bacteremia, cholangitis, urinary tract infection (UTI), and traveler's diarrhea, and other clinical infections such as neonatal meningitis and pneumonia.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary