A 37-year-old member asked:
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please tell me how long it takes for to get over the stomach flu?

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider.
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Flu: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus).
Answered on Mar 28, 2017

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3-5 days: Assuming you have a true viral gastroenteritis usually 3- 5 days. If any blood in stool or vomit call your doctors immediately.
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Yes: Yes, it is possible. It's not the "actual" flu, but another virus whose clinical entity is "gastroenteritis".
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Stomach flu: There are many different viruses that cause stomach flu. How long you are contagious is determined but which of the viruses you have.

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