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Stomach Flu Blood In Stool
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: 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. ...Read more
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
I had the flu with fever, still coughing from it, and now when I went to the bathroom, there was little stool and allot of blood, and I had no pain, I never had blood in stool or such, I'm so worried and scared, what should I do? I'm very shy to go to th
Exam: I know that you are shy;however, you will need an abdominal and rectal exam to determine the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more
Not abnormal: After having a viral syndrome affecting your digestive tract, it may take a while before your bowels return to their previous pattern. Try to be patient, and gradually increase your diet when you are feeling better. Call your doctor if you have black stools or blood in your stools. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: 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. ...Read more
Diarrhea: 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. ...Read more
Diagnosed with stomach flu on Monday haven't thrown up or had stool since Thursday can I eat normally now? Fries, pickles, chips, etc...
I don't recommend it: If you are recovering from "stomach flu" and are starting to feel hungry again, no vomiting or diarrhea, it's fine to start adding solids to your diet, however I would take it easy af first. Try something bland, low in fat, and easy to digest (chicken noodle soup, crackers, toast etc) before trying anything oily, fried, or spicy! Your digestive system is recovering, you don't want to shock it! :) ...Read more
I've had a bad case of the stomach flu for past few days and now my stool is yellow to pale orange. Should I be concerned?
Virus: If this is a viral intestinal tract infection causing diarrhea or loose stools, the color change is to be expected due to more rapid transit of stools through the intestinal tract and would be a temporary situation. Disorders of liver, pancreas or gall bladder can also cause these color changes. If bm's don't revert to normal after several days, consult your physician or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I was vomiting last night from what I believe to be the stomach flu. I had a small amount of blood come up with the vomit. Then 20hrs later, red urine?
Azthromycin 250 mg or zpack. 99 degree fever so low grade 3 days now. Is light tan stool and a side effect. I have a stomach flu.?
Azithromycin: Cannot diagnose you definitively over the telephone, but it does not sound as if you have anything that requires treatment with an antibiotic. You do not have a fever (99F is quite normal depending on the time of day) and if you actually have influenza or a flu-like illness this is viral and antibiotics will do nothing but create the risk of complications. ...Read more
Stomach flu 2 days ago vomiting and dieherra only took gravol I stopped getting symptoms but now have dark stools could it be from gravol or flu?
Several possibilitie: Dark stool is usually not a symptom of a GI virus. If the stool is black or dark red in color and has a foul odor, it could be a sign of G.I. bleeding. If this is the case, seek help immediately. Although Gravol does not cause dark stools, several G.I. medications can, including Pepto-Bismol or bismuth- containing medications. If it persists, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up?
Normal body response: When you are sick, your body secretes certain hormones in response to the stress on the body, including steroids. This will cause a rise in the blood glucose, even if the child hasn't been eating. It is totally normal and expected. She is not diabetic and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Any drug interactions with losartan 100mg and zofran (ondansetron)? Husband is on losartan for high blood pressure and has stomach flu.
None: There is not interaction between those two. Hope he feels better. ...Read more
I've been sick for 2 days with stomach flu, I've been laying down all day and all of a sudden I taste blood in my throat, what would cause this?
You may have:
Stomach contents refluxing into your throat. I wouldn't be sure that it was blood if not visualized. If you vomit up dark, coffee ground like material, black vomitus or gross red blood - then please seek immediate medical attention.
Take care. ...Read more
Can my husband take promethazine 12.5mg for stomach flu? He also takes losartan 100mg for high blood pressure and tried taking pepto today, no luck.
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?
To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarreha med cause black stool?
Meds too: Pepto-bismol causes black stool as do other bismuth containing over-the-counter meds. ...Read more
Mild diarrhea and nausea with mucus. Going on 10 days. Doc said it was a stomach bug. Does this sound right? No abdominal pains or blood in stool
Stomach virus for week w. Cold feet hands then perfect for week then again for 2 1/2 weeks with no pain or blood in stool or stomach colitis or cancer?
Was throwing up w/ stomach flu, broke a blood vessel in eye, now 3 days later I have a small blind/blank spot in peripheral vision of that eye? Thnx
Go to er asap: Go to er immediately. You may have a bleeding ulcer. ...Read more
I have pain in my left side of stomach near rib cage and blood in stool. Pain is not constant. Been happening for about two years. Somedays no pain?
38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.
Left abdomen cramp, was bad 1 month ago, gotten less severe but it comes and goes every day. Normal appetite, normal BMs, no blood in stool?
He had fever but now no still blood in stool with pain in stomach and pain when trying to pass stool?
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