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How long does gastroenteritis last? Can loose stools continue after 9 days?

How long does gastroenteritis last? Can loose stools continue after 9 days?

Well: Yeah It can last one to 10 or 12 days. Sometimes intestines are affected and a person can have some symptoms for two or three weeks even. If you're having abdominal pain fever or blood in your stool be signs to be concerned.For specific diagnosis treatment see a doctor in person or make a HealthTap visit ...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


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My 21/2yr old has viral gastroenteritis but mild passes loose stools one time once she eats dairy/fried/sugary foods .2 weeks on now how long normal?

My 21/2yr old has viral gastroenteritis but mild passes loose stools one time once she eats dairy/fried/sugary foods .2 weeks on now how long normal?

Several weeks: sometimes after a viral gastroenteritis young children can be left with mild malabsorption and relative lactose intolerance. would try lactose free milk and consider a course of probiotics to improve digestion. avoid super sugary foods and concentrate on lots of carbs such as rice and potatoes ...Read more

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Is this likely to be gastroenteritis if I have achy bowel and softer stools after pigging out on carbs?

Is this likely to be gastroenteritis if I have achy bowel and softer stools after pigging out on carbs?

Agree w Dr. Huilgo: 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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Ate steamed oysters 12/6. Entered hosp. On 12/8 with severe viral gastroenteritis. Still having loose, yellow stool. Normal for situation?

Ate steamed oysters 12/6. Entered hosp. On 12/8 with severe viral gastroenteritis. Still having loose, yellow stool. Normal for situation?

Yes: It is quite common for viral gastroenteritis severe enough to require hospitalization to upsel the colon for a long while until you are able to "repopulate" normal bowel organisms. Not to worry you WILL get better! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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14 year old girl had gastroenteritis for 8 days now. Black spots in her Stool. She ate dragonfruit yesterday. What is the cause of black spots?

14 year old girl had gastroenteritis for 8 days now. Black spots in her Stool. She ate dragonfruit yesterday. What is the cause of black spots?

Gastroenteritis: Dragon fruit, as you know, has small black seeds in it -- I wonder what are the 'size' of these black spots in her stool? Black stool can mean blood (when it's black like asphalt), and sometimes a medication (iron or peptobismol) can lead to dark color. 8 days seems like a long time to have gastroenteritis - I would suggest seeing a doctor to get the proper diagnosis and create the best treatment. ...Read more

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