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Is constipation a sign of the stomach flu?

Not usually

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Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,abdominal cramping, headache, fever, and chills are normal symptoms.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Constipation follows

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When you have stomach Flu,you are treated with clear liquids and diet is gradually increased and due to lack od solid food in your diet,it may cause constipation till one start eating solid food
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Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Depends

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Alternating constipation and diarrhea are common today. "Stomach flu" is a meaningless term by itself. The answer most probably is poor diet because I have seen this kind of thing many times.
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Dr. Ray Tidman answered:

Is it normal to have repeatedly alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation when you have stomach flu

Is this chronic

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"stomach flu" is an acute short lived illness. If these symptoms are ongoing for weeks, you may have a more serious problem, which needs a work up.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

I had the stomach flu beginning five days ago. Why is my stomach still sensitive? I no longer have diarrhea but am constipated?

Empty feeling

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After so much diarrhea it may take a few days for you to regain a normal stool regime
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Dr. Hanford Brace answered:

Recently, I've been stressed, tired and constipated. When I did poop the color is yellowish, but now its dark green. Is this a sign of stomach flu?

No

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Many things cause constipation. Stress is one. Get lots of rest, drink lots of water, eat fruit and if needed get Miralax. It is safe and effective over several days. Stomach flu makes you feel sick. If you are feeling well stool color is not important unless you see blood. That requires immediate investigation. You may need stress management if you can't manage on your own. Read up on it.
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Dr. Steven F. Hill answered:

Help for stomach flu?

Rest

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Most viruses causing gi problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best.
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Stomach flu treatment?

Conservative

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NOthing fancy. Keep hydrated, stay out of trouble and rest well. It is short lasting anyway.
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How to cure stomach flu?

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It tends to run it's course. Be Gentle with Your GI Tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.
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How does stomach flu start?

GI upset

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The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
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