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Can the flu shot cause diarrhea

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible: Flu shots are terrific, but they do not cover 100% of the flu strains. Also, when did you get the shot? It takes about two weeks for your body to buil ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mutated bug: It sounds like you have the new bug in town known as the norovirus, that causes vomiting and diarrheaflu shot will not work against this bug because i ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Flu shot: Yes his symptoms can be related to the shot he received earlier.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Prob viral: If no fever, or sore throat, then you can "wait it out". But if you do develop a sore throat, fever, or worsening, then you should see your DR>
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.
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not cause heartburn.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza Vacccine: Stomach Ache was not listed on any of the articles that I reviewed. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you ... Read More
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Generally No: If this in fact a reaction, it is very rare and should resolve within 1-2 days. And it should occur within 24hrs of the shot. If the baby is vomiting ... Read More
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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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Nonspecific.: The sight of the needle can cause "mild vomiting" all by itself.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NO IT SHOULD NOT : Cause pleurisy. It may cause low grade temps and body aches for a day or so.
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: But a cold virus could. If you have nasal congestion as part of this, it may not be a flu virus. People get nosebleeds this time of year from allerg ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Reddell
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, but...: It is rare for anyone to have a severe reaction to vaccines. There will often be soreness or slight fever. Acetaminophen usually reduces the symptom ... Read More
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes it could...: The flu shot causes an immune response that is similar but less intense reaction compared to the real flu (fever, mild myalgias, arthralgias) . This i ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. : The side effects of the depo-provera include: nausea, breast pain/tenderness, weight gain, menstrual irregularities, etc., etc. The side effect profil ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No. The flu shot does not always work so you may end up getting the flu despite getting the vaccine. Also the flu shot does not prevent you from getti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
Person to Person: Most stomach virus are spread via fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing is best prevention.

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