Food Poisoning:

List of Symptoms

While the specifics of symptoms will vary from case to case, based on both the person and the type of food-related illness, the most common symptoms are those of what is often call the “stomach-flu.” A case of food-related illness may include some or all of the following common symptoms:

  • Diarrhea, which can range from mild to quite severe, and may be bloody
  • Stomach cramps, bloating, and/or pain
  • Tenesmus (difficulty in having bowel movements)
  • Fever, which can range from mild to severe
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Darkened urine
  • Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Sore muscles
  • Stiff necks
  • Confusion/disorientation
  • Inability to balance
  • Vomiting
  • Chills