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I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

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Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressleranswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Probably not: Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days. If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed.
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: Symptoms can be aggravated , but usually recover.

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