Diarrhea, Urge To Have Bowel Movement, Purging And Muscle Cramps

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

Muscle cramps can occur in association with many causes of diarrhea, particularly if the fluid lost leads to severe dehydration. Food poisoning, traveler's diarrhea, and gastroenteritis tend to come on suddenly and go away after a period of time, while irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic (long-term) condition. Keep track of any persistent symptoms and seek a doctor's advice if you are concerned.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors