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can you have the stomach flu without vomiting or diarrhea

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Dr. Teresa Carson
34 years experience Pediatrics
Likely this is fine-: Most likely this is the continuing loose stools that can happen after AGE. As long as there is no blood, mucus or clay color, this may last for 7-10 ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Everyone is different, and react to illnessess differently too. The norovirus is more virulent, and may cause you to be feeling week for 3-7 days. I ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Viral gastroenteriti: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus).
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Hydration: You need to ensure that you are hydrated, drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take an electrolyte drink like Gatorade.
A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
No: If there is no vomiting or diarrhea I would not consider it to be the stomach flu. However, it does seem that your stomach is upset about something, w ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Yes you can: Yes you can the cramping is not a requirement for the flue. The cramping is the intestine reaction to the diarrhea and gas
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Stomach flu: This is an incredibly non-specific lay term that has very little meaning to a diagnostician. It is often used to allay patients concerns when a specif ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Clear fluids: Try resting consuming only clear fluids such as gatorade and chicken broth. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headache.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Sounds like it: You're likely correct. For a stomach virus, it's important to maintain hydration (water, sports drinks) and eat a very bland diet as tolerated. Look ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Gill
15 years experience Gastroenterology
Likely a virus: Hello. It's likely that you have a virus, but you shuold follow-up with your primary doctor if your symptoms do not remit over the next 24 hours.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: it is possible...but you should have it looked into to see if it's esophageal reflux as well.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Diarrhea: It is not uncommon to have diarrhea lasting after the nausea and vomiting have abated. Try a brat diet (banana, rice, apple sauce, tea toast), avoid ... Read More
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