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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Do I have the stomach flu if I am experiencing digestive problems, flu-like symptoms, light coloured stool?

You may have

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You may have stomach flu,or another virus causing your symptoms
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

Could a stomach flu cause you to have black stool?

No

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The most common causes of black stool are PeptoBismol (or similar medications), iron supplements, and gastrointestinal bleeding. If you haven't been taking PeptoBismol or iron and your stool is black (often tarry), you should see a doctor right away.
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Is it normal to have pale and soft stools after stomach flu?

Yes

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It will take several days to recover completely-so your stools may remain softer and lighter than normal for several days or even a week or more, and they may be more frequent than normal.
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Dr. Sonober Umair answered:

Why would it be that my child is still having liquid stool after 48 hours of stomach flu?

Diarrhea

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Viral gastroenteritis may last up to a week, make you your child is drinking pedialyte or other electrolyte containing drinks. Slowly and gradually the stool consistency will become normal. BRAT diet can be helpful. Stop all juices. If no improvement after a week better see his doctor.
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Dr. Mary E. Lambe answered:

To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate and three capletes of anti diarrhea med cause black stool?

Yes

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The active ingredient in Kaopectate--bismuth subsalicylate--turns stool a dark color. It can turn green or black and can persist a few days after stopping the medicine. If the black color lasts beyond three days after the medicine or is very dark or tarry (blood can cuase this change), see a doctor.
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to calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate and three capletes of anti diarreha med cause black stool?

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Pepto-Bismol causes black stool as do other bismuth containing over-the-counter meds.
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What to do if I have severe gas,bloating, and yellow stools after having a stomach flu a couple of days ago is this normal?

Altered gut flora

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When you have an infection, like the flu, it can change the mix of bacteria that normally live in your colon. that can give you gas, bloating and change the color of your stools. A few days of yogurt and normal diet should straighten things out.
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I have been experiencing gastro internal discomfort for 11 days. Stool samples negative. My doctor - a stomach flu. 11 days? misdiagnosis?

Endoscopy

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Probably need colonoscopy and egd
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Dr. Scot Lewey answered:

I recently had the stomach flu and had blood in stool. Went to er said it will go away. I still see spots of blood in stool. Its been 7 days. Normal?

Not normal

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It is never normal to have blood in your stools. That said, it doesn't mean it has to be due to something serious as hemorrhoids are both common & a common cause of blood in stool. Blood in the stool should be evaluated. If bright red or maroon then a lower GI tract scope (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy) is first step. If black bloody stool then upper scope indicated. See a GI doctor.
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Dr. Derek Farley answered:

I woke up this morning with terrible abdominal pain, my stomach is gurgling and I'm passing watery stools, I also vomited. Do I have the stomach flu?

Likely, yes

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But it's not "The Flu". Its a different virus, but it causes a lot of vomiting and watery stools. The problem I have is the complaint of "terrible abdominal pain". There are many other worrisome things that can cause severe abdominal pain. I think if the pain is truly severe, this should prompt you to go to an ER for further workup.
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