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can gastroenteritis last 7 days

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Many causes: Symptoms of gastroenteritis(vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain)can occur from viral infections (not usually recurrent),inflammation (inflammatory bowe ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Diarrhea : After gastroenteritis, most people become lactose intolerant for 4 weeks. Try to remove the dairy. You can also ask your doctor if a stool culture wou ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Enteritis: You need a textbook to cover all the possibilities. Discuss this with a gastroenterologist.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trial of..: Sometimes after a viral stomach bug your gut flora gets thrown out of whack and we just need to rebalance it with something like Align or florastor wh ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Yeah It can last one to 10 or 12 days. Sometimes intestines are affected and a person can have some symptoms for two or three weeks even. If you're h ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Avoid fat: Fatty foods (like pizza) can make symptoms of gastroenteritis worse. However there is no specific harm - just more discomfort for you. The usual man ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kushner
Specializes in Gynecology
Spotting: Any women with post menstrual spotting for 9 days should consider having a pelvic ultrasound performed to ensure there are no endometrial polyps or ot ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: If he's able to keep up with his fluid needs (pee every 6-8 hrs) he can ride it out. Applesauce, fresh bananas and breads are good plugs that help the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: It varies. Can last several days up to 2 weeks
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gastroenteritis: It usually resolves within ten days or less - BUT some can last 2 to 3 weeks. If you have continued significant GI symptoms at 3 weeks - would recomme ... Read More

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