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I'm starting to get chest pains, is this normal with gastroenteritis?

I'm starting to get chest pains, is this normal with gastroenteritis?

Possible heartburn: If you have been vomiting as a result of your gastroenteritis, you may be suffering from some heartburn or reflux like symptoms which may feel like chest pains. If they get worse or don't improve even after your gastroenteritis gets better you should see a doctor to be evaluated. ...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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Son has had gastroenteritis for 8 days and still puking every other day. Normal? Concerns? Contagous? Can gastroenteritis lead to acid reflux disease?

Son has had gastroenteritis for 8 days and still puking every other day. Normal? Concerns? Contagous? Can gastroenteritis lead to acid reflux disease?

This can certainly: happen as the gastroenteritis is resolving. Is he just vomiting once/day? Any fever? Other symptoms? The answer to this also depends on his age. It's more concerning if he's younger. No, gastroenteritis does not lead to acid reflux disease. Please discuss with his doctor or consider doing a consult with one of us on Prime if this continues. ...Read more

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I have gastroenteritis - when can I eat normally again?

Depends on strain.: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. You might be able to eat normally as early as a day or two - it depends of strain. Gastroenteritis can last 1 to 10 days. Rest. ...Read more

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I started getting gastroenteritis a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting gastroenteritis a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

Maybe: Depends on what you have-can't tell here. Viral gastroenteritis can last for a week or so. Call md sooner if fever, bleeding, severe symptoms, dehydration, underlying medical issues, etc. ...Read more

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I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?

Depends: As long as your immune system is not compromised and your bowel condition is caused by common virus, diarrhea is generally expected to run for 5 days. If you take Imodium (loperamide) and probiotics or yogurt, you may reduce by 2 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more