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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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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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Had a stomach virus, went away but 4-5 days later I started having chronic belching, gas, bloating, 2 mild rashes and constipation, is it intestinal worm?

Had a stomach virus, went away but 4-5 days later I started having chronic belching, gas, bloating, 2 mild rashes and constipation, is it intestinal worm?

Bloating, belching: You may have acqired a stomach infection or parasite, e.g. H. pylori. You do need to see a doctor about this and get some tests done to find out why you are having trouble. ...Read more

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Bad gas, bloating yesterday into last night, woke up with diarrhea and a little nausea. I have ibs. Could this be IBS or a stomach bug? No fever.

Bad gas, bloating yesterday into last night, woke up with diarrhea and a little nausea. I have ibs. Could this be IBS or a stomach bug? No fever.

IBS isn't 1 sick day: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, whether at home or traveling, may be from a virus infection, bacteria infection, or contaminated food. A normal person, not pregnant, not on medications, usually recovers easily. Taking a Pedialyte popsicle or 2-3 oz of Pedialyte hourly, plus drinking/eating little else, may settle things down. Otherwise, a Dr. Should evaluate. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu monday. Starting tuesday had stomach bloating, pain have crohns, currently in flare but was doing great on meds until flu I look prego?

Had stomach flu monday. Starting tuesday had stomach bloating, pain have crohns, currently in flare but was doing great on meds until flu I look prego?

See your gastroenter: Ologist. People with crohns have a delicate balance... And your meds also are part of this. Your recent flu threw you off balance and you nee to see your specialist to get you back and stable. Your self diagnosing a flare up is just that. Let the doctor take care your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is abdominal discomfort after a stomach flu common. It's not painful just a lot of bloating in the mid stomach and dull pain. Flu was over 2 days ago?

Is abdominal discomfort after a stomach flu common. It's not painful just a lot of bloating in the mid stomach and dull pain. Flu was over 2 days ago?

Yes: Generally speaking mild abdominal discomfort is common for a couple days after a gastroenteritis. For a specific diagnosis consul primary care physician specially if getting worse or not improving after three or four days ...Read more

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Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?

Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?

Abdominal bloating,: May be unusual intestinal virus or could be food poisoning with camphylobacter as that has a waxing and waning presentation (usually diarrhea as well). Do you have diarrhea? Would also check for H. pylori and keep a food diary to see which foods, if any are associated with the problem. F/u /w doc over 48-96 hours. ...Read more

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Pain in ears, worst in left, feels like air/gas bubble. Have had gas/bloating. Flatulence, burping, along with flu. What can I do? Thanks

Pain in ears, worst in left, feels like air/gas bubble. Have had gas/bloating. Flatulence, burping, along with flu. What can I do? Thanks

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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I had the stomach flu for about 48 hours. I am still eating bland foods and am now experiencing constipation and gas. Is this normal?

I had the stomach flu for about 48 hours. I am still eating bland foods and am now experiencing constipation and gas. Is this normal?

Stomach flu: When recovering your intestinal motility (how your body moves things through your intestines) may be irregular. Drink plenty of water, increase fiber intake, and consider taking some yogurt with live cultures or acidophilus. ...Read more

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I was recently sick with stomach flu and I ate pizza today and now I'm passing gas every minute. Is it just from pizza or because I was sick?

I was recently sick with stomach flu and I ate pizza today and now I'm passing gas every minute. Is it just from pizza or because I was sick?

Probably both: It's common for people who normally tolerate milk to have gas, cramps, loose stools, etc with milk, cheese, etc after viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu"). The infection reduces the intestinal enzyme lactase, which digests milk sugar. Poorly digested milk gives intestinal bacteria a feast -- and wheN THEY digest it, acid and gas are produced, with symptoms like yours. It should improve soon. ...Read more

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I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?

I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?

Gut bacteria: Digestion problems after a recent illness may be due to alterations of the natural bacteria in the gut. This can occur due to antibiotics taken for an infection or the infection itself. Typically the natural bacteria will repopulate over time however taking a good quality probiotic supplement may help. ...Read more

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Stomach flu. Lots of dry heaving. Now very painful in upper back, feels full of gas. Ideas?

Stomach flu. Lots of dry heaving. Now very painful in upper back, feels full of gas. Ideas?

OTC: There are many otc products for relief of symptoms related to viral gastroenteritis. Check with your pharmacist. If these do not work or you are getting worse or develop fever, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having back pain, stomach pain upper & lower & gas. And no v&d but feel naueous. Already had the stomach flu & got over it. What is it now?

Hi I'm having back pain, stomach pain upper & lower & gas. And no v&d but feel naueous. Already had the stomach flu & got over it. What is it now?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I had the Stomach Flu and now for the past two days I've had shortness of breath, gas, and chest tightness. I don't have a fever. Is this pneumonia?

I had the Stomach Flu and now for the past two days I've had shortness of breath, gas, and chest tightness. I don't have a fever. Is this pneumonia?

Needs to be checked: It is difficult to say what it could be, But any shortness of breath and chest tightness needs to be evaluated. I suggest go to the ER and get checked. They will take a detailed history and exam and if indicated a chest xray to diagnose and treat your condition ...Read more

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Gas, bloating, burning in upper stomach comes & goes. Overall upset stomach. Is this serious? I always get it

Gas, bloating, burning in upper stomach comes & goes. Overall upset stomach. Is this serious? I always get it

If you have: Recurrent symptoms relating to your digestion, or chest region, you should always have it checked out by an experienced healthcare provider. Even if these symptoms are mild, like gas bloating, their recurrence suggests a chronic cause that needs to be identified and treated properly. If you continue as your are with these symptoms recurring, it can turn into something more serious down the road ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Absolutely: You have probably heard that it's possible for a person to worry so much that they develop an ulcer? It is true. Also, a person who is anxious may swallow a lot, including swallowing air, which can lead to belching. ...Read more

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I've had pain gas bloating in upper abdomen that stretches out to both sides of my ribs. Been going on for two days now. What could this be?

I've had pain gas bloating in upper abdomen that stretches out to both sides of my ribs. Been going on for two days now. What could this be?

Get seen now: Constant abd pain for 2 days is not normal. Also, heart disease can feel like gas pains only, especially in women. Please go to an ER to be checked now. ...Read more

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Have been experiencing gas, bloating and extreme pain in the upper right abdomen for the last month. I'm now getting pain on left side after eating?

Have been experiencing gas, bloating and extreme pain in the upper right abdomen for the last month. I'm now getting pain on left side after eating?

46 Conditions: This complaint can possibly be associated with up to 46 different conditions. Therefore it would need to be thoroughly worked up by your primary physician and if preliminary workup is negative then he would probably consult with a gastroenterologist. The workup could be from days to weeks to sort out. Make an appointment with your doctor and be ready to provide as much detail as possible. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach. I've tried a few medications to no avail. Any suggestions?

For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach. I've tried a few medications to no avail. Any suggestions?

Gas/constipation: This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to your satiety level. Be careful about gas-inducing foods (such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, prunes, apricots, sweeteners, dairy, whole grains). If you've already tried a bunch of OTC medicines, it is best to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

Possibly: Excess fiber and not enough fluids. Remember, anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates and therefore creates an imbalance of fiber and fluids. Drink 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and eat a high fiber diet. If you are eating properly you do not need fiber supplements as this may cause an excess fiber and can lead to gas pains, cramping and constipation. ...Read more

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Gi tract problems. Nausea when I eat, lots of gas, bloating, abdominal and waist pain, and more. Chronic for months. What is going on?

Gi tract problems. Nausea when I eat, lots of gas, bloating, abdominal and waist pain, and more. Chronic for months. What is going on?

See your doctor: The chronic symptoms you are experience could be a side effect of the medications you are taking (benztropine and risperidone). You also might have some food allergies or food intolerance that you are unaware of. Tell your parents and go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Male 40 years old who has frequently stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach is hard not soft also acidity. Should there be a concern? Any suggestions?

Male 40 years old who has frequently stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach is hard not soft also acidity. Should there be a concern? Any suggestions?

Gastroenterologist: I feel that a gastroenterologist is best to diagnose and treat you for these symptoms. You may be lactose intolerant or sensitive to gluten. The appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Cymbalta effects: Cymbalta primarily for treatment of Depression, it is also used for Anxiety.
Its side effects can be- nausea
abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and flatulence.
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety
•Severity of symptoms now needing medication
•Side effects of Cymbalta
•Medications-Ativan, Xanax or Buspar
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Breathing Relaxation
•Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read more

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What's wrong with me? Sour stomach, gas, bloating, bowel almost everyday (not normal for me), burping the flavor from food after every meal I eat.

What's wrong with me? Sour stomach, gas, bloating, bowel almost everyday (not normal for me), burping the flavor from food after every meal I eat.

Could be: That you have constipation not allowing your food tops through your stomach properly. At any rate it sounds like an eval where a full history and exam be performed and a proper treatment planned determined is in order. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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Stomach pain, gas& bloating. I have IBS. Eating 2300-2500 kcal/day exercising 5x/ week. What could be the cause?

Stomach pain, gas& bloating. I have IBS. Eating 2300-2500 kcal/day exercising 5x/ week. What could be the cause?

IBS=label for combo: Of symptoms; some signs. For all body cells, controls=within cell, tissue, organ & central nervous system, only some of which physicians partially understand yet cannot see/measure. Many Docs promote only physical. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures sending >2, 000, 000 orders/sec brain↔body, Humans=HiTech; medicine=LowTech. Most answers=within; hidden-history&emotions=always big issues. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more