Symptom: Loose stool

Loose stool: Looseness of the stool in bowel motions
Introduction: Loose stool is usually a form of diarrhea and many conditions causing loose stool will be listed under diarrhea. It may also be related to watery stool (also within the spectrum of diarrhea). Medically, the definition of diarrhea usually includes loose stool or watery stool, and similarly, hard stool is really a form of constipation.

More details about diarrhea are available in the discussion of diarrhea as a disease.

Detailed cause information for symptom: Loose stool:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Loose stool (3 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Loose stool (10 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Loose stool: diarrhea (130), stool symptoms (173), watery stool (15), constipation (45), bowel motion symptoms
    Loose stool type of: Diarrhea (130), Stool symptoms (173)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Loose stool: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Loose stool as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Loose stool: The following list of conditions have 'Loose stool' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Blastocystis hominis ... loose stool


  • Celiac Disease ... loose stool


  • Diabetic Diarrhea ... Loose stool
  • Diarrhea ... loose stool
  • Dientamoeba fragilis ... Loose stools


  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... loose stool


  • Steatorrhea ... loose stool


  • Traveler's diarrhea ... loose stool


  • Urinary tract infections ... loose stool
  • Urinary tract infections (child) ... loose stool

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