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Bowels After Stomach Bug
Had bowel issues for 5 days. It seems to have improved slightly but still going on. How do you know it's just a stomach bug and not something scary.?
Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. High fevers, black tarry stools, > ...Read more
Hello! I had a nasty stomach bug this past two weeks, mostly intestinal, diareah and I vomited once. Ever since I have had very smelly bowel movements?
GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam, stool test and lab screen to rule out infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be given empirically. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is vital it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more
I was sick with stomach bug on tues. This week went to the bathroom many times for bowel movements/cramps but nothing since then it's friday; normal?
Painful stomach aches, many bowel movements &cramping the past 3 days. I have a cough too but no nausea or vomiting. Is it a stomach bug of some sort?
Stomach bug: Try the BRAT diet. You can eat banana rice applesauce toast. See if you can hold down liquids first. Advance slowly. Sometimes it can last a while. So long as liquids are ok then you'll avoid dehydration. Over time if you do not feel any improvement then see your doctor. The cough could be the flu so if you are having fevers then see your doctor early. New treatment is antiviral medication ...Read more
Flu: They can regulate in 1-2 weeks sometime. May need some medicine to calm them down ...Read more
Drink water: The most important thing is to get rehydrated. One of the most under-appreciated causes of constipation is dehydration, which is common with the stomach flu. Then, just eat balanced meals. If you still need help passing a bowel movement, try an over-the-counter stool softener or perhaps a glycerin suppository. If it's been 3 days or more, check with your doctor. ...Read more
Had gastro stomach flu since Monday. Past 2 days I've had very frequent diarrheal bowel movements with nothing but liquid. What to do? Anti diarrheal?
It would be OK: To try Immodium as directed on the package. If you notice blood in your stool, or start vomiting uncontrollably, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can I eat my high protein diet? After I was sick this past wknd with stomach flu. Its wed I had a solid bowel movement. Still on brat diet can I eat?
Try to eat as you normally would.
If you abd discomfort returns see your doctor. ...Read more
Caught stomach flu 4 days ago. Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber, drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?
Stomach virus for the past week. Bowel movements slowly improving, but had a brief bout of watery stool again. Is that okay?
My young kids have had stomach virus w/o vomiting or excessive bowel movements. 4 yr old is last to get she vomited small amount of yellowish stuff.?
2 yr old w possible stomach virus. Vomiting & fever yesterday but no bowel movements, horrible smell maybe flatulence but haven't heard it... normal?
Evaluation: He need to be evaluated by his pediatrician to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
This won't stop it: But it will help. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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
Stomach bug: Stomach bug also known as stomach flu or somach virus.The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.It can sometimes be associated with upper respiritory symptoms and fatigue. The symptoms with hydration and supportive therapy usually subside in 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more
Hygiene: Stomach bugs are passed from person to person. Good hand washing willl prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis.: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more
Avoid Stomach Flu: > Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may be ...Read more
Of course: There are many causes of diarrhea besides infections. Other causes include food poisoning (not caused by a bug but toxins produced by the bug), food sensitivities (like lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity), side effects of medicines and herbs, excess (or poorly absorbed forms of) magnesium or vitamin c, autoimmune conditions (colitis), hyperthyroidism and other hormonal imbalances & stress. ...Read more
Fluids light food: Oral rehydration therapy is recommended. Buy from a pharmacy, or make by combining water, salts & sugar. Or use diluted juice or lemonade (1 part juice or lemonade with 4 parts water). Eat small, light meals & build up from there. Bland foods (such as crackers) avoid irritating the stomach. It's a good idea to avoid caffeine & alcohol for several days. ...Read more
Most > 24hr: The enteroviruses (gut viruses) are a diverse group known to cause a variety of GI disturbances. They are easily passed in the saliva during the early stages of the illness & end up on door handles & banisters & other objects where they pass to the next victim. Their survival for at least 24hrs is common. ...Read more
To avoid Stomach: Flu > Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which > ...Read more
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