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Gastroenteritis Without Diarrhea
I have a stomach flu, possibly gastroenteritis (vomit, cramps, diarrhea, nausea) - is it safe to go without food for the first 24 hours?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Can food poisoning/gastroenteritis cause severe lower stomach cramps w/ bloody diarrhea without vomiting or nausea? I was treated with IV & then was fine, discharged. Follow up colonscopy neg.
I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vomited/fever 5 nights ago, seemed to get better (tho appetite never returned) and only now am having diarrhea. Is this common for gastroenteritis?
Been going through gastroenteritis the past few days. Taking Imodium, but most recent diarrhea had oily film on the surface. Is this part of sickness?
Seek treatment: i would get checked out. May need fluids or further testing. Stool appearance can be nonspecific. If oily film on surface may have problem with fat absorption. May need to see GI doc for evaluation. Need to stay hydrated even if need help by Iv fluids because you don't want to injure kidneys or get dizzy and pass out and hit head, etc. if stools float + oily, think about fat malabsorption. ...Read more
It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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