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Hey, i think i might have appendicitis because I have the following symptoms; pain in lower right abdomen, diarrhea, and fever. Or is it stomach flu?

Hey, 
i think i might have appendicitis because I have the following symptoms; pain in lower right abdomen, diarrhea, and fever. Or is it stomach flu?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

Clear liquids: Drink frequent sips of clear liquids, such as sport drinks or flat ginger ale. Monitor your urine output. If you have fewer than three voids in a day, or your urine looks very dark yellow, then you are dehydrated and may need to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu for 5 days. day 1 vomiting and diarrhea and bad stomach pain. Day 2 diarrhea and abdominal pain. Still have abdominal pain and gas.

Had stomach flu for 5 days. day 1 vomiting and diarrhea and bad stomach pain. Day 2 diarrhea and abdominal pain. Still have abdominal pain and gas.

Gastroenteritis: A viral gastroenteritis is likely. Treatment consists of resting, drinking adequate amounts of room temperature fluids including flat ginger ale to settle nausea, light diet of broths and saltine crackers, no roughage, kaopectate to control diarrhea and Tylenol to relieve aches and pains. Symptoms should gradually improve over a few days. See your MD if abdominal pain persists or symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever ! today I have a sore neck and headache , is this normal ? What should I do?

Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever ! today I have a sore neck and headache , is this normal ? What should I do?

Likely a virus: Hello. It's likely that you have a virus, but you shuold follow-up with your primary doctor if your symptoms do not remit over the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby has stomach flu how long or days should the diahrrea last and all the sympthoms? She's in playful but don't eat 2 too much formula

My 10 month old baby has stomach flu how long or days should the diahrrea last and all the sympthoms? She's in playful but don't eat 2 too much formula

Stomach "flu": (viral) usually last 24-48 hours. Keep baby hydrated with sips of pedialyte/formula/ watered down juice. Since she's playful, symptoms should rapidly subside. Bacterial gastroenteritis' symptoms may be more severe & last longer so that medical intervention may be needed to prevent dehydration. Braty diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast, yogurt) may help, too. ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu" for 4 days (vomiting /diarehea are gone) but still feel so incredibly weak & just not right - how long does this typically last?

Depends: Everyone is different, and react to illnessess differently too. The norovirus is more virulent, and may cause you to be feeling week for 3-7 days. If you are generally healthy, keep your fluids and electrolytes up, slowly get back to a normal diet, and you should start feeling better in the next day or two. If not beter after 7 days, see your dr. For an evaluation to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had severe diarreha and nausea for 5 days, does the stomach flu usually last this long or should I go have myself seen by a doctor?

I have had severe diarreha and nausea for 5 days, does the stomach flu usually last this long or should I go have myself seen by a doctor?

See your doc: Severe diarrhea and nausea for 5 days is too long. See your doc to find the cause and to see if you are getting dehydrated. Here is a good resource link for you. Good luck. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/patient-information-acute-diarrhea-in-adults. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach flu last with diarrhea?

How long does the stomach flu last with diarrhea?

Stomach Flu: 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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How long can diarrhea from the stomach flu last? My 7mo started Saturday, rejected formula 'til Monday AM, & has rejected purees. diarrhea ocassionaly

How long can diarrhea from the stomach flu last? My 7mo started Saturday, rejected formula 'til Monday AM, & has rejected purees. diarrhea ocassionaly

Formula should be: stopped for 24 hrs at onset of diarrhea and baby should be switched to pedialyte only.The following day,dilute formula by 1/2-1/3,as tolerated.The next day advance to nl formula.If diarrhea persists,see pediatrician.Remember,to encourage as much pedialyte as possible.If baby stops urinating,this is a sign of significant dehydration,and U must have the baby seen immediately.Good luck ...Read more

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Last night, stomach was cramping and had one bout of diarrhea. Took Imodium (loperamide) and, while stomach a little bubbly, feel ok. Stomach flu? Contagious?

Gastroenteritis: Acute GI illness most commonly either viral infection or food poisoning with a preformed toxin. Both are most commonly self-limited and if you have no further symptoms you should be fine. If it is viral it can be very communicable (usually norovirus). ...Read more

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Last night watery diarrhea, cramps and bloating. Felt better this morning but now nausea, cramps and 39.3c fever + chills and body aches. Stomach flu?

Last night watery diarrhea, cramps and bloating. Felt better this morning but now nausea, cramps and 39.3c fever + chills and body aches. Stomach flu?

Infection/virus: Seems like you have a gastroenteritis. If you had bloody diarrhea, it may be bacterial infection/gastroenteritis. If the diarrhea was watery, it may still be bacterial infection; however, viral gastroenteritis may be more likely. Either way, keep yourself hydrated, rest and if you feel lightheaded, you may want to go to the ER to get IV fluids and possibly a GI cocktail to help your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having diarreah for two days now (with fever at night).. I believe it is a stomach flu. Is there anything i can do?

I have been having diarreah for two days now (with fever at night).. I believe it is a stomach flu. Is there anything i can do?

Diarrhea: If you haven't been backpacking, drank contaminated water, been to mexico or overseas, the most common would be the stomach flu. Plenty of clear liquids(alcohol not included), b.R.A.T. Diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast) are the first line of care. Avoid fat and protein. If it lasts 2 days, you start vomiting, or it's getting worse despite the above, you may need an iv. ...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


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