The number of women diagnosed with an intestinal infection has been steadily climbing over the past decade, and is now one of the most common medical conditions among U.S. women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday.
The CDC also said the number of reported cases has increased by more than 70% in the last five years.
The problem, which can include diarrhea and abdominal pain, is often mistaken for a flu and is often treated with antibiotics.
But it can be treated more safely, the CDC said.
The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain and abdominal cramps.
Symptoms are often severe and can last for days, depending on the condition.
Symptoms are usually mild or transient.
But some symptoms may last longer than others, such as bloating, vomiting and nausea.
Symptom severity may depend on the person’s weight, age and gender.
Symphases and signs vary from person to person.
It is unclear what causes the condition and how it is treated.