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can you have stomach virus with only diarrhea and no vomiting?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it is possible: Can have one without the other.

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A 60-year-old female asked about a 59-year-old male:

What do you do for a stomach virus, no vomiting just Diarrhea? And how long do they last? Thank you!

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Viral: A viral intestinal infection usually resolves within several days to a week. The only treatment needed for the diarrhea is rest, good fluid intake(not too hot or too cold), avoidance of harsh roughage and taking kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) as needed to control diarrhea. If diarrhea persists much longer, then stool culture should be done to check for pathogenic bacteria and parasites especially if you've travelled

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