Dysentery is an infection of the intestines causing diarrhea that contains blood and mucus and is accompanied by abdominal pain. Bacterial infections are the most common cause of dysentery. Having anal sex may increase the risk of spreading amoebic and bacillary dysentery. The usual symptoms include stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. Since dysentery causes dehydration drinking a lot of water, milk and juice helps to recover from loss of fluids.
HOW IS DYSENTERY DIAGNOSED?
Complications from bacillary dysentery can lead to coma.