A 31-year-old male asked:
can food poisoning/gastroenteritis cause severe lower stomach cramps w/ bloody diarrhea without vomiting or nausea? i was treated with iv & then was fine, discharged. follow up colonscopy neg.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Viruses can also cause a regional gastroenteritis with only some symptoms though bloody diarrhea usually makes me think of salmonella or another invasive organism.
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Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes it could: The toxins that make you sick from food poisoning target the intestine. So you could definitely just have diarrhea and lower abdominal pain without vomiting.
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Last updated May 31, 2017
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