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Could a stomach virus or bug last a month?

Could a stomach virus or bug last a month?

Not usual.: Not normally. According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). This may not be a stomach virus. Please see your doctor. ...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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I'm 33 and am on my 8th stomach virus in the last 7 or 8 months. More than half, someone else in my family also got. Should I be worried?

I'm 33 and am on my 8th stomach virus in the last 7 or 8 months. More than half, someone else in my family also got. Should I be worried?

Bad luck vs. Problem: That sounds miserable! If multiple people in a family have similar stomach flu symptoms at the same time, it's a good story for passing around a virus, but may also represent food-borne illness, parasites, or even non-infectious cases of these symptoms. You could just have a run of bad luck, but best to discuss with your doc to see if testing or expert referral would help you. ...Read more

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So, I had the stomach virus last month. I had all the flu symptoms but was told I had the stomach virus. For the past three days I've been having diar?

So, I had the stomach virus last month. I had all the flu symptoms but was told I had the stomach virus. For the past three days I've been having diar?

Viral: gastroenteritis is usually self limited; however, no solid foodNO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS
Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day:
Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water
Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume.
AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc.
Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (NSAIDS).
If not improving go to private physician or ER.
for 48 hrs. ...Read more

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My two month old has a stomach virus. Today's day 9. Blood work last Friday showed viral. Is it normal to last this long? She's been on pedialyte only

My two month old has a stomach virus. Today's day 9. Blood work last Friday showed viral. Is it normal to last this long? She's been on pedialyte only

Pediatric GI Virus: Sometimes GI viruses take 7-10 days to resolve themselves, especially with tender, pediatric GI tracts. Beyond that, I would suggest bringing him/her back to the pediatrician. Remember to keep your child well hydrated!!!! ...Read more

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Last year I got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on I've just been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Could a stomach virus?

Last year I got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on I've just been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Could a stomach virus?

No: Chronic tonsillitis is typically related to recurrent tonsillar infections, whether viral or bacterial. It is unlikely precipitated solely by a bad stomach virus you contracted 8 months prior. ...Read more

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Last year I got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on I've been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Is there a stomach virus that can cause this?

Last year I got a bad stomach virus. 8 months on I've been diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis by ent. Is there a stomach virus that can cause this?

Usually not: Most viruses that cause stomach upset are short lived and do not come back, so it is unlikely that the chronic tonsillitis is from that virus. Chronic tonsillitis may be caused by recurring bacterial infections. ...Read more

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How long do a stomach virus last?

How long do a stomach virus last?

2-5 days: Usually viruses are cleared in under one week. That being said residual symptoms may last weeks or months. Some people may even develop a post infectious functional GI disorder such as ibs or gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach virus last for?

How long does a stomach virus last for?

12-60 hours in adult: 12-60 hours in an adult. There are some exceptions, but this is a pretty handy rule. ...Read more

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How much time does a stomach virus last?

How much time does a stomach virus last?

Stomach Bug: 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

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On average, how long will a stomach virus last?

On average, how long will a stomach virus last?

It depends: It depends on how healthy you are, how much virus you were exposed to and if you can take fluids easily. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a stomach virus last?

How long is it normal for a stomach virus last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a stomach virus last on surfaces?

Depends on the virus: There are several virus strains which cause gastrointestinal infection called stomach virus. These viruses can be contagious on the surfaces from 3to14 days depending on the virus and the surface. But in referigerrator they can last much longer. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach virus last and is it common to become constipated and have weak stomach to foods afterward?

How long does a stomach virus last and is it common to become constipated and have weak stomach to foods afterward?

Gastroenteritis: Depending on the etiology, symptoms can last from days to weeks. After a evacuation of the GI tract you may feel constipated until you fill up with food again. You can develop a relative lactose intolerance for several weeks post some infections, some also have difficulty with fresh fruits and vegetables for a week or so afterwards. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach virus last?

Normally, how long would the stomach virus last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach virus last in most cases?

Stomach virus: There is no stomach virus per se but the most common one involved is the rotavirus and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea which typically lasts up to approximately a week and the symptoms are usually milder in adults vs kids. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stomach virus usually last?

Duration: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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I saw my boyfriend on Sunday & last night (Weds), he was up sick all night with a stomach virus. Can I catch this if I haven't seen him since Sunday?

I saw my boyfriend on Sunday & last night (Weds), he was up sick all night with a stomach virus. Can I catch this if I haven't seen him since Sunday?

Exposure: Depends if you gave been exposed to the virus and if your body can or cannot fight it off. Now you are assuming he has the flu. I do not know how you came to the conclusion. But if he did and you were with him for several hours closely. Yes you are exposed if you were in the same area for a significant time period ...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