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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can you have a stomach bug without diareah and vomitting?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: You can have an infection of the stomach without diarrhea and vomiting. An example is h. Pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers. You can get an ulcer without vomiting or having diarrhea. The same is true for some viruses.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. However, sx's could be mild w/o >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
either loose stools or vomiting. Take care.
Nov 2, 2014

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you have diahhera without a stomach bug?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Of course : There are many causes of diarrhea besides infections. Other causes include food poisoning (not caused by a bug but toxins produced by the bug), food sensitivities (like lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity), side effects of medicines and herbs, excess (or poorly absorbed forms of) magnesium or vitamin c, autoimmune conditions (colitis), hyperthyroidism and other hormonal imbalances & stress.
Last updated Nov 2, 2014


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