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can the flu cause diarrhea

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The influenza virus certainly can cause both respiratory and GI symptoms. Viral infections can only be treated symptomatically and hopefully, your im ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
No: Not usuall.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Doubek
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Question the flu dx: IF you really HAD the flu, it isn't causing your diarrhea now. As long as your stools aren't bloody, you don't have a fever and your abdominal pain is ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Flu: Flu symptoms include fever, cough or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhea most ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: It is called gastritis. It is an inflamation of the stomach lining. Diarrhea indicates intestinal involvement.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No. The virus in the vaccine is not a live virus and cannot cause the flu.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Flu vaccine: Rare reactions can occur such as allergic reactions or guillan-barre.
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Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots!: A whole host of things can cause cramping including periods, IBS, ulcer disease, crohn's disease. The list is enormous so need more information to de ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
??Cure??: Pedialyte is commercial product that mimics the IV solution given for dehydration.It is a welcome product in dealing with infants & children whose flu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Gastroenteritis is caused by various viruses including rotaviruses, noroviruses ; adenoviruses but is not caused by influenza virus. The term "st ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
URI: is more likely to cause GI sx's in children.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not cause heartburn.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, he ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Dizziness can be caused by some of the causes of fever. Cannot evaluate your problem with out exam. See MD to sort out your problem.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, there is no evidence of a flu vaccine causing alz dementia.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As an adult, you have more than likely been infected with the virus as a child and have some degree of immunity. Should you contract the infection, yo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: If a hernia is incarcerated (not reducible) this can cause a bowel obstruction that may produce signs of fever and diarrhea. Usually this is associat ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Can be: However, influenza tends to be a disease that primarily affects the respiratory system. Cough, high fevers, muscle aches are more common than vomitin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
G.I. viruses.: There are many different viruses that affect the G.I. tract, some of which cause diarrhea, and others which cause vomiting or other symptoms. Nothing ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
YES: Blood in the urine should never be ignored. While many causes are benign, it is often the only warning sign one gets of urinary malignancy. Gastroent ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Ameba and Giardia: Giardia lambia entamoeba histolytica cryptosporidium helminth aka intestinal worm strongyloidis stercolis.
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