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Been experiencing a severe stomach virus for 3 days now. I woke up this morning with intense, radiating chest pain. It doesn't feel like heartburn.?

Been experiencing a severe stomach virus for 3 days now. I woke up this morning with intense, radiating chest pain. It doesn't feel like heartburn.?

Insufficient data: When you say "stomach virus" you don't say what kind of symptoms you had. Also when you say "Chest pain " you are not telling where exactly it is located and where it is radiating. Hence it is difficult to answer your question. If the pain is intense please go to the emergency room right away or better call 911. It is not likely to be a heart attack but could be another serious problem. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Is there a stomach virus that causes excessive burping & heartburn?

Is there a stomach virus that causes excessive burping & heartburn?

Yes: Most stomach ulcers are associated with a bacteria known as helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). And that treating it is the first line of care for most people who are diagnosed with stomach ulcers carrying this bacteria. In fact the diagnosis and treatment has been so effective, in addition to the use of new medications to decrease and block stomach acid that stomach surgery for ulcers is rare now. ...Read more

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I have palpitation, stomach pain and acid indigestion. Can be palpitation because of stomach problem?

I have palpitation, stomach pain and acid indigestion. Can be palpitation because of stomach problem?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Inlarged liver is in wrg place by my stomach. With any little pressure to stomach I get acid indigestion or throwup. Why???

Inlarged liver is in wrg place by my stomach. With any little pressure to stomach I get acid indigestion or throwup. Why???

Expands: When the liver enlarges it can expand downward but also towards the epigastric area (upper middle abdomen) which can cause pressure in that area. I hope that you are being treated by a liver specialist for your condition. ...Read more

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Have been having acid indigestion. Is heartburn/acid caused by bacteria in the colon or stomach? Or some other cause?

Have been having acid indigestion. Is heartburn/acid caused by bacteria in the colon or stomach? Or some other cause?

Possible bacteria: Heartburn, or esophageal reflux disease, is caused by stomach acid irritating the esophagus. Ulcers, or erosion of the stomach lining, are caused by acid and a bacterial infection, helicobacter pylori. The bacteria is thought to weaken the acid-resistant stomach lining, and is usually treated with a combination of antibiotics and an acid reducing medication. See your doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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When I wipe my bum I have a bloody mucus IV noticed blood in my poo, my stomach hurts most of the time and im having a lot acid indigestion?

When I wipe my bum I have a bloody mucus IV noticed blood in my poo, my stomach hurts most of the time and im having a lot acid indigestion?

See a physician: The combination of abdominal pain with bloody mucus in the stoool suggests colitis. The indigestion could be realted, but could indicate an issue with your stomach. Anyone with blood in the stool needs it checked out. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, bloating and acid indigestion thought to be GERD now followed by constipation/fatigue/nausea - high fibre+omep/ran no effect, causes?

Abdominal pain, bloating and acid indigestion thought to be GERD now followed by constipation/fatigue/nausea - high fibre+omep/ran no effect, causes?

GI: Most common cause is often diet related, however once it gets to this point it is usually dysbiosis. Abnormal bacterial function. I often find patients with candida overgrowth, parasites, helicobacter or other infections when tested. Often when tested the patient has too little acid rather than too much acid in the stomach and digestive enzymes may help. Make sure you see a GI doctor to dx. ...Read more

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Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more

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Someone in on Nexium (esomeprazole) for months even though they don't need it. They claim it greatly lowers chances of stomach virus bc there's less acid. Is this true?

Someone in on Nexium (esomeprazole) for months even though they don't need it. They claim it greatly lowers chances of stomach virus bc there's less acid. Is this true?

Partly right...: It's true there's less acid, but acid suppression does not "greatly lower chances of a stomach virus" (the reverse may actually be true for some infections!) ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could still get the stomach virus?

Can you tell me if I could still get the stomach virus?

Yes you can: There are many, many different types of stomach viruses that we know of and others that have yet to be discovered. Just be careful and wash your hands before eating each meal! ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting the stomach virus?

What can I do to avoid getting the stomach virus?

Avoid sick people: Avoid being around people obviosly ill, develop a strong immune system by eating healthy foods and getting adequate exercise. ...Read more

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Signs that my one year old might have a stomach virus....What should I do if she has one?

Signs that my one year old might have a stomach virus....What should I do if she has one?

Hydration: Make sure that she stays hydrated. If you notice that she is not making much urine, can't keep anything down (not even water), or is listless, give her doctor a call to figure out what do to next. Also call the doctor if she has any blood in her vomit or stools/diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can I drink powerade with the stomach virus?

Can I drink powerade with the stomach virus?

That will likely be: Fine. Drink water too. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Am I more susceptible to a stomach virus after using laxatives?

Am I more susceptible to a stomach virus after using laxatives?

No.: Laxatives should have no effect on your susceptibility to viruses. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stomach virus or flu, any advice on relief?

What to do if I have a stomach virus or flu, any advice on relief?

Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What should I use on a stomach virus? Ginger ale or antioxidants what?

What should I use on a stomach virus? Ginger ale or antioxidants what?

Drink lots of fluids: The biggest reason for morbidity and mortality from intestinal infections is dehydration. You need to stay well hydrated. Drink kool-aid, gatoraid, chicken soup or other broth to ensure the best absorption of fluids and to replace your electrolytes. Sugar, salt and other electrolytes actually improve your ability to absorb water. See, your jewish mother was right, chicken soup is good for you! ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need help getting rid of stomach virus?

Diet: Start with healthy diet, including fruits and vegetables. But if you are actively having diarrhea and vomiting stick with bland foods and lots of liquids to prevent dehydration. But if it continues you may need to be evaluated by your physician because some cases can be caused by bacteria and require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

Nausea remedy: Nausea can be addressed with ginger. Ginger ale. Ginger tea. Crystallized ginger. For ginger tea. Pour boiling water over freshly sliced, organic ginger. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes in a potted lid. Cool and sip. Acupuncture also works well for nausea. ...Read more

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What can I take for a stomach virus? I am 4weeks and experiencing cramping

What can I take for a stomach virus? I am 4weeks and experiencing cramping

4 weeks: 4 weeks pregnant or 4 weeks of symptoms. If 4 weeks of symptoms - seek medical care. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How can I tell of I have a stomach virus or solanine poisoning from potatoes?

How can I tell of I have a stomach virus or solanine poisoning from potatoes?

If only gi symptoms: Occur, it may be difficult although symptoms for solanine intoxication can occur within an hour or so. Also a variety of neurological symptoms can occur that doesn't occur in the regular GI virus. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between stomach virus and heat exhaustion?

Virus vs heat: Well heat exhaustion should improve with cooling and hydration. A stomach virus you're usually looking at 3 days or so of vomiting and diarrhea and probably a fever. ...Read more

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I had a stomach virus two weeks ago but what could cause continued body aches and fatigue?

I had a stomach virus two weeks ago but what could cause continued body aches and fatigue?

Many choices: Your body could still be recovering. On the other hand a "stomach virus" could imply other things and you need an evaluation. We can see a reactive arthritis from certain gastrointestinal infections or an inflammatory arthritis can occur due to certain inflammatory intestinal conditions. ...Read more

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Dirreaha stomach cramps 2 days could it be a stomach virus what should I do for relief pepto?

Dirreaha stomach cramps 2 days could it be a stomach virus what should I do for relief pepto?

Gastroenteritis: Yes, peptobismol should be fine. Just keep yourself well hydrated and hope you get over this soon., . ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more