A 47-year-old member asked:
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how long can a stomach flu last after catching it?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most of the time your symptoms will resole within a week. However, I have seen diarrhea from a viral gastroenteritis last for 6 weeks.
Answered on Oct 16, 2019

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That depends....: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus).

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