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On Monday I was treated for dehydration due to a stomach flu but ever since I've been having anxiety attacks is that normal??

On Monday I was treated for dehydration due to a stomach flu but ever since I've been having anxiety attacks is that normal??

More Info: Need more info to answer. What were you treated with?? Were electrolytes (Sodium Potassium etc) tested????? Ask your question again ....and/.....what was your BLOOD SUGAR??????????????????????????????????????

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Dr Z ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dehydration if you have the stomach flu?

What are symptoms of dehydration if you have the stomach flu?

Dry mouth/lips...: Depending on the age of the person, there ae different things you can monitor for dehydration. You should urinate minimum of once every 12 hours — less often my indicate dehydration. Lips and mouth dryness, no tears for kids. More severe dehydration skin feels different, soft spot on baby may look sunk in, heart rate may be increased. Pay attention to thirst -it also tells you to get more fluid! ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time. Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time.  Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

No: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience side and lower back ache during stomach flu?

Is it normal to experience side and lower back ache during stomach flu?

Yes: Musculoskeletal pain can occur with the flu. A stomach illness is also possible if you are vomiting a lot. ...Read more

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I am a type 1 diabetic and I have had symptoms of the stomach flu for almost 48 hours. I'm dehydrated but can't go to the e.R. And miss class. Any tips?

I am a type 1 diabetic and I have had symptoms of the stomach flu for almost 48 hours. I'm dehydrated but can't go to the e.R. And miss class. Any tips?

You will need : To hydrate and make sure you have adequate sugar control. Things can spiral downward pretty quickly when you have diabetes with a superimposed infection. Make sure you are in communication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools. Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, nighttime abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection. Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac, ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus. Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got the stomach flu including chillsthe night I received IV contrast for a CT scan. I also have hypothyroidism. Could this have caused any problems?

Side effects: Side effects of IV contrast may include flushing, a feeling or warmth, and effects on the function of the kidneys.

Symptoms of chills and stomach flu were probably not related to the contrast. ...Read more

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Hi. I am day two out from getting stomach flu. May I ask why my poop is tar black? Is this a problem... I have had stomach pain with this virus???

Hi.  I am day two out from getting stomach flu.  May I ask why my poop is tar black?  Is this a problem... I have had stomach pain with this virus???

GET THIS: CHECKED OUT ASAP....(ER visit) This may be an upper GI bleed (Unless you have been taking a lot of PEPTO BISMOL????)

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I've been having dizziness from dehydration & stomach flu, doctor gave me 1000ml of fluids & I've been drinking water how long till dizines goes away?

I've been having dizziness from dehydration & stomach flu, doctor gave me 1000ml of fluids & I've been drinking water how long till dizines goes away?

Another day, maybe: Usually young people such as yourself bounce back quite quickly from viral gastroenteritis. I presume you had IV fluids if you measured it in 1000 ml/1 liter. And you've been drinking water. Keep it up, take it easy until you feel better/less dizzy. Should not be more than 48 hours more. See doc again if longer. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My. Is 8 days late. I took 3pregnancy tests 1 at urgent care. All3 tests are negative. Dr said it might be due to the stomach flu. Is that accurate?

My. Is 8 days late. I took 3pregnancy tests 1 at urgent care. All3 tests are negative. Dr said it might be due to the stomach flu. Is that accurate?

Late period: Having a delay in your period could result from physical stressors such as illness. One other thought though, is that you may consider getting a serum HCG (blood pregnancy test) which is more accurate than a urine test. This would bury the hatchet on the question of pregnancy once and for all. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration. Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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Ivan I take an anti dihareeal medicine for stomach flu or nothing at all?

Ivan I take an anti dihareeal medicine for stomach flu or nothing at all?

Yes: You can take otc antidiarrheal medication to alleviate the nausea and vomiting and diarrhea associated with acute gastroenteritis, but only if these symptoms are proving disturbing. If you can tolerate them it is ok to do nothing. ...Read more

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How much time does a stomach flu last?

How much time does a stomach flu last?

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 can I help my baby who has a stomach flu?

How can I help my baby who has a stomach flu?

Fluids: Make sure that the child does not become dehydrated. You did not say the age, but pedialyte or gatorade, or even water, are preferable to the child not drinking. If you cannot get them to drink, they will have to be hospitalized. ...Read more

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Lost 7 pounds with stomach flu. Is this dangerous?

Unlikely: If you are over it now, you will rehydrate quickly.
May want some yogurt, and fruit to smooth things out. ...Read more

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How do you know if your stomach flu is almost over?

How do you know if your stomach flu is almost over?

Sxs are abating.: No nausea. No vomiting, stool has firmed up. You are able to hold down both liquids and solids. No fever. No abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get the stomach flu twice?

Can you tell me if I could get the stomach flu twice?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. It's not the "actual" flu, but another virus whose clinical entity is "gastroenteritis". ...Read more

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Does the body build up an immunity to the stomach flu?

Does the body build up an immunity to the stomach flu?

There are a variety: Of viruses so even if there was an immunity to one it wouldn't protect against others. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

What can I do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

Fluid replacement: There is no "cure"for a viral gastroenteritis. The important thing is to keep up with fluid losses--usually staring with small volumes of fluid and increasing as tolerated. Food and fluid if diarrhea is the problem. If that does not work, IV fluids may be needed, or an anti-emetic, such as zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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What to do if I have extremely bad case of stomach flu?

What to do if I have extremely bad case of stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: 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. Sometimes IV hydration is indicated. Rest. ...Read more

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What to eat the day or two after having the stomach flu?

What to eat the day or two after having the stomach flu?

Simple = best: I find that simple, easy to digest material; noodles, macaroni & spaghetti without sauce, graham crackers, broths, steamed rice, apple sauce, some vegetables & boiled meats are all well tolerated by a recovering gut. Fried foods/acidic juices/milk or cheese & spicy foods will often lead to recurrent cramping or nausea if consumed too early. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach flu normally last for?

Normally, how long would the stomach flu normally last for?

1 to 10 days: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...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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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