A 39-year-old member asked:
How do you if you have ulcerative colitis or just the stomach flu?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No stomach flu: There is no "stomach flu." this is a common misconception, unfortunately perpetuated by some physicians. Influenza is flu. It's a serious illness that kills up to 40, 000 people in this country every year. Stomach viruses, or gastroenteritis, are illnesses that involve vomiting and diarrhea, sometimes fever etc... Stomach viruses go away. Ulcerative colitis doesn't. That's how you know.
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Dermatology 32 years experience
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Last updated Mar 13, 2016
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