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What is viral gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Hukes and spews: Viral gastroenteritis means a bowel infection caused by a virus leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is treated symptomatically, but other sources need to be ruled out, especially if there is pain or bleeding from above or below.
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Dr. Bisher Abdullah
Pediatric Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Gastroenteritis : Viral infection leading to inflammation of the stomach and bowel.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Clinically: It's frequently a diagnosis of exclusion as it's generally a self limited illness - lasting less than 24 hours or so.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood in the vomit or stool.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is viral gastroenteritis treated?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Viral gastroenteriti: Time, fluids, brat diet. Mainly time.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes viral gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have viral gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Symptoms: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
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