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Stomach Flu Symptom
No family history of diabetes. Bmi is at 30 5'5 Asian male. I feel I had lost weight thts the only symptom. I did also have a stomach flu. ?
BMI: Hi. Asians are at a risk of type 2 diabetes at a lower average BMI than caucasians. For sure, the stomach flu may be responsible for a little weight loss. Most people with a BMI of 30 are overweight, but some are just very muscular. What's your waist circumference? If >40 inches, you're at risk for diabetes. Again, diabetes is easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more
Sometimes the same.: With either one, you can have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, although fever is less often due to food poisoning. If more than one person ate a specific food at the same time and both developed symptoms at about the same time, that increases the likelihood that it's food poisoning. ...Read more
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
Send us symptoms: It is very unlikely that you have meningitis if you are able to communicate, type, etc. It is so much better here on health tap to describe your symptoms and not make assumptions about what you have. Please re-ask the question with your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?
I had stomach flu symptoms for 2 days and felt fine yesterday then they came back last night what should I do?
Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas, toast, plain baked potato, broth, etc. Avoid fried, heavy, fatty, saucy, creamy foods until your condition has returned to normal (and consider avoiding all that same stuff for your general health after you're better). ...Read more
Very sick with stomach flu symptoms 2 weeks ago, and now sick with same thing again! why does this keep happening?
Different virus: Many conditions and viruses can cause the same symptoms. Perhaps you are run down and never fully recovered from the previous episode. ...Read more
How long after being exposed to a very mild stomach flu would I notice symptoms. Been 48 hours and I feel fine? Also very emetophobic
Stomach flu symptoms started Sunday, subsided a moderate amount Monday & came back Tuesday. Is it common for symptoms to ebb and flow like that??
Maybe not the flu?: Here's a helpful link from the CDC regarding classic flu symptoms and severity: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms.htm ...Read more