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does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: It all depends on the bug, the severity of infection, and the person that gets infected. Severity can't be determined by virus vs. Bacteria. It is all ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Symptom duration: Well there are quite a number of variables here-such as 'what virus', 'you' the patient, your condition 'before you got sick' etc. So it's hard to giv ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Viral gastroenteritis in adults include:: Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Malaise, Fever, Nausea, Vomiting.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is quite common for viral gastroenteritis severe enough to require hospitalization to upsel the colon for a long while until you are able to "repop ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Stomach flu: Gastroenteritis (viral) occurs in the gastris (stomach) and enteris (small intestine). It occurs when a virus arrives to the stomach and small intesti ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Avoid contact : Viral gastrointestinal infections can be very contagious. They usually resolve on own without any intervention but can cause significant fluid loss. I ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Definitely Time: for a medical assessment.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Symptoms different: Influenza does not ususally give gut symptoms like gastroenteritis. Flu begins abruptly w/ muscle ; joint aches, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose ... Read More
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