A 74-year-old female asked:
Stomach pain and little nausea during the night with 3 or 4 normal bowel movements. can you have a stomach virus without the diaherra?
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleideranswered
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes, you can gave a stomach virus (viral gastroenteritis) without diarrhea. Abdominal pain and nausea are consistent with that, but there are other possibilities, such as gastroesophageal reflux, a food intolerance, or infection from a food. Stress can also cause these symptoms, as can other issues. Be sure to stay well hydrated, eat a bland diet for now, and contact your doctor if it continues.
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Answered Apr 26, 2021
Last updated Apr 27, 2021
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