Loose motion is a symptom and not a disease. During loose motions there is a frequent passage of loose stools that may last from a day or two and usually isn't serious, but it can be linked with some other problems. It affects all the age groups and is generally infectious in nature. Children under 5 years of age experience about 1 to 3 episodes of loose motions every year.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of loose motions include:
Water, liquid stools
Abdominal cramps

Causes of Loose motions

Viral infections are the most common cause of diarrhea or loose motions.
Bacterial infections
Intestinal disorders or diseases
Reaction to certain medications
Intolerance to foods


Loose motions could be treated by preventing dehydration, which can happen due to the extra loss of water during episodes of diarrhea, is also important – especially in children and seniors. You need no specific medication instead wait for 48 to 72 hours if possible to see if it stops on its own. By allowing it to "run its course," your body can naturally get rid of the diarrhea and whatever caused it. If still loose motion continues, you should talk to your doctor.