Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat?

I have noticed that when I or my significant other gets a bout of diarrhea -- that sweating often manifests itself too (moments before and during the process). What causes this?

  • I've never experienced that but I would imagine it's a vagal response.
    – Carey Gregory
    Jan 18, 2017 at 2:43

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According to sources - Diarrhea is caused mainly due to viral infections and food poisoning.Cramps, Sweats, and diarrhea can go along due to infection in the uterus or intestines.

  • Would you mind explaining what type of infections in the intestines that cause diarrhea? So I know what to tell my Dr. when I speak to him. Jan 18, 2017 at 23:06
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    @PillsNPillows You don't need to explain to a physician what causes diarrhea. They will explain that to you.
    – Carey Gregory
    Jan 19, 2017 at 2:05
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    Although sweating may go with fevers, the question asks about sweating that occurs "moments before and during" the bout of diarrhea. That's not how the sweating from a fever occurs; it is continuous.
    – Carey Gregory
    Jan 19, 2017 at 2:07

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