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Intestinal flu and diarreha like coffee grinds?

Intestinal flu and diarreha like coffee grinds?

Serious.: When you have "coffee ground stool", blood has been digested, which means the bleeding is happening fairly high up in your intestines, not down where the hemorrhoids would cause bright red blood. This kind of bleeding is serious, and you need to be seen for it when you read this answer. Call your family doc or go to the local er/urgent care. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What intestinal problems can cause vomiting when you awaken, last all day an for days lets up evening, with flu like symp, get every few months for 14yrs?

What intestinal problems can cause vomiting when you awaken, last all day an for days lets up evening, with flu like symp, get every few months for 14yrs?

Multiple reasons: Most common reasons are constipation, pancreatic or gall bladder disease, mal absorption syndrome, certain medication side affects. ..Etc. Please get a thorough exam by your doctor. Good luck ! ...Read more

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If you have diarrhea or stomach flu, do you have colitis? Or, is colitis diagnosed only if your bowel symptoms never clear up?

If you have diarrhea or stomach flu, do you have colitis? Or, is colitis diagnosed only if your bowel symptoms never clear up?

Colitis: There are many types of colitis, inflammation of the lining of the colon. Infectious colitis can come from bacteria in bad food or bad water and resolve with treatment. Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis need to be diagnosed with testing such as colonoscopy. Ischemic colitis comes from low blood flow. Viral conditions such as the "flu" are not likely to cause colitis that i know of. ...Read more

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My 7 years old had fever and flu like symptoms.His fever went down but has no bowel movement for 5 days now he eats few should I worry?.

My 7 years old had fever and flu like symptoms.His fever went down but has no bowel movement for 5 days now he eats few should I worry?.

See pediatrician: Were the flu symptoms including stomach disorder? If so, did you give an anti-diarrheal medication? If you did that, it could explain lack of bowel movement. It is important that your child stay hydrated, so give plenty of fluids and have pediatrician examine soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had stomuch flu two weeks ago haven't had solid bowel movement scine what should I be concerned about. I'm in recovery from an eating disorder as well?

Had stomuch flu two weeks ago haven't had solid bowel movement scine what should I be concerned about. I'm in recovery from an eating disorder as well?

Regular diet: The sooner you get back to regular diet with lots of fruits and vegetables the quicker your stools will return to normal. Best of luck in your recovery. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more