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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Halanski
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After a few days of stomach flu, came constipation, with small amounts of watery stool, extremely painful lower abdomen cramps and acid reflux? Help?

After a few days of stomach flu, came constipation, with small amounts of watery stool, extremely painful lower abdomen cramps and acid reflux? Help?

Wait and see: It is common for stool irregularity to occur after the stomach flu for up to a month. The extremely painful cramps is unusual though. I'd see a physician in the office. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Constipation follows: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Is this chronic: "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. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cooper
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Really constipated and bloated after a bad day and a half of stomach flu, Thursday ,it's now sat, nothin? Only had tea lemon fruit?and mostly water

Really constipated and bloated after a bad day and a half of stomach flu, Thursday ,it's now sat, nothin? Only had tea lemon fruit?and mostly water

Diarrhea yesterday?: Did you have diarrhea? If so and if you have not been eating, you simply do not have any stool to pass. If your stomach is better, you should have a plain baked potato with applesauce or plain rice with applesauce. Continue drinking clear fluids till tomorrow, then if better, increase our diet slowly to your routine in next 2 days. Careful hand washing, as most diarrhea issues can be contagiou ...Read more

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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: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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