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A 21-year-old member asked:

i have gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is it okay to take ibuprofen?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
NO: In my humble opinion, the answer is no. Ibuprofen is well known to be a gastrointestinal irritant.
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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No: Ibuprofen will not help a stomach flu, and it may cause gastritis or stomach ulcers.

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Can I pass the stomach bug through my breast milk?

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No: Don't worry, you cannot pass this through the breast milk. Feel better!
A 46-year-old member asked:

Since i've had the stomach flu with diarrhea and i'm nursing the baby, will he get sick?

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Likely: I would say it is likely but hard to be sure, especially if you were very diligent in washing your hands.
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Does a mouth blister indicate a stomach infection?

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Dr. J. Richard Klaas
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Sometimes: Some stomach viruses can cause mouth ulcers. For example, herpangina and hand, foot and mouth illnesses are two common viral infections. They are annoying, but rarely dangerous. There are several other causes of mouth ulcers, including canker sores, minor trauma, or different viruses. In either case, the only treatments required are pain control and fluids.
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Why would a doctor ask a patient about past medical history of depression, asthma, hiatal hernia, and migraine?

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ROS: A comprehensive review of systems is often part of a visit with a doctor. It helps to understand more about the patient.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately.

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