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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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If you have the stomach flu, do you vomit?

If you have the stomach flu, do you vomit?

That is often a sx.: 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

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Is it possible to get the stomach flu without vomiting?

Is it possible to get the stomach flu without vomiting?

Yes: The term stomach flu is a collection of illnesses not a single germ. A variety of adenoviruses & enteroviruses can attack areas of the digestive tract & follow a variety of patterns. Since the term involves the stomach, most will involve some belly pain & intolerance to some foods, vomiting, cramps or diarrhea at some point. Some may pass through the system with fever as its only feature. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of the stomach flu without vomiting?

Can you get rid of the stomach flu without vomiting?

Yes: Whether you vomit or not has nothing to due with developing resistance to this infection and clearing it from your body. ...Read more

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Stomach flu without vomiting, what to do?

Stomach flu without vomiting, what to do?

Drink fluids/rest: Avoid dehydration by drinking, electrolyte containing fluids and rest
once getting better introduce solid food gradually. ...Read more

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I think I have the stomach flu. Sunday I was vomiting all day was also dizzy and unsteady walking. I feel much better today, but still a little shaky.

I think I have the stomach flu. Sunday I was vomiting all day was also dizzy and unsteady walking. I feel much better today, but still a little shaky.

You May be Right!: "I may be crazy...HEY! But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for..." If you had predominantly GI issues but if that's all improved, I would be willing to accept gastric virus as a probable cause. Drink TONS of fluid. Remember the rule....drink (in ounces) half the number of your weight (in pounds) on a daily basis. If sick...add 20% to that baseline. ...Read more

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How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

Depends: If its moderate nausea then oral agents like Compazine (prochlorperazine) can be used. If even pills can't stay down rectal compazine (prochlorperazine). Once this calms the nausea use this as an oppurtunity to take in ice chips. Don't over do it. If you push too hard you will only throw up again and will progressively get more dehydrated. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting last with stomach flu?

How long does vomiting last with stomach flu?

Variable: This usually should resolve by 3-5 days, but may persist a day or two longer depending on the cause and your individual immune status. If it persists longer or you are becoming dehydrated see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can vomiting always involved with stomach flu?

Can vomiting always involved with stomach flu?

No: A person could have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea with gastroenteritis - or they mayonly have some of those symptoms. ...Read more

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Would vomiting come first if you had the stomach flu?

Would vomiting come first if you had the stomach flu?

Maybe not the flu?: Here's a helpful link from the CDC regarding classic flu symptoms and severity: http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms. Htm ...Read more

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Can you have stomach flu and its symptoms but not vomiting or diahhrea?

Can you have stomach flu and its symptoms but not vomiting or diahhrea?

Possible: Viruses, stomach if respiratory can give different symptoms in different people. If not taken care if you may develop vomiting or diarrhea. Stay on clear liquid diet for 2 days. Wait and watch. ...Read more

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Hi I haven't had an appetite for two days then on the third day I started vomiting. Stomach flu?

Hi I haven't had an appetite for two days then on the third day I started vomiting. Stomach flu?

Possibly: If your symptoms don't resolve over the next few days, I would go in for a history and physical exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu from tuesday to thursday took my lindynette bc pills at 1pm started vomitting at about 4:45pm both days didnmy bc get absorbed?

Had the stomach flu from tuesday to thursday took my lindynette bc pills at 1pm started vomitting at about 4:45pm both days didnmy bc get absorbed?

Use Backup: Even though there was over 3 hours between taking your pills and your vomiting, I would strongly recommend a back-up form of Birth Control for the next month. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration. Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

1-2 weeks: With a stomach flu or gastroenteritis, the nervous impulses to the gut can be mixed up. Flow though the tract can be irregular causing cramping and sometimes delayed emptying of the stomach. Night-only vomiting is usually related to poor flow and overfilling of the stomach. This limited vomiting does not usually lead to dehydration. Call dr if the vomiting worsens, is pine green or worsens. ...Read more

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I'm I getting the stomach flu I can hold anything on my stomach and I vomit and has to go use the bathroom. Help?

I'm I getting the stomach flu I can hold anything on my stomach and I vomit and has to go use the bathroom. Help?

Get some Immodium: , keep up with fluids and try generic zantac (ranitidine). If you are vomiting badly you may need to be seen for nausea medicine. You are assuming a virus but what about food poisoning or a stomach ulcer. If persistent then go in, good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have something like a stomach flu and vomit whenever I eat a meal (about 30 minutes within eating?

What to do if I have something like a stomach flu and vomit whenever I eat a meal (about 30 minutes within eating?

Gentle Transition: 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

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more