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could the flu cause stomach upset and diarrhea?

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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 immune system with resolve this problem.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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