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Doctor insights on: Stomach Virus Without Vomiting Or Diarrhea

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Can I have a stomach virus without diahrea and vomiting?

Can I have a stomach virus without diahrea and vomiting?

Sure: Some people may only get naseaus. Not everyone gets all the symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had what seems to be a stomach virus for almost 3 weeks (vomiting/diarhea) what could this be???

I've had what seems to be a stomach virus for almost 3 weeks (vomiting/diarhea) what could this be???

Need to see your Dr: Acute vomiting and diarrhea is usually due to a viral gastroenteritis but it's unusual for symptoms to last more than 1-2 weeks. You need to see your physician for stool cultures for enteric pathogens (bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis) and ova and parasites (some parasites such as Giardia)can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that when a stomach virus hits, I will vomit and not have diharrea until the virus has moved lower?

Is it true that when a stomach virus hits, I will vomit and not have diharrea until the virus has moved lower?

Not necessarily: Some types of viruses cause nausea and vomiting only, some cause diarrhea too. Sometimes the symptoms come all at once, sometimes they are delayed. It's really impossible to predict. Remember, strict hand washing or sanitization and good food safety practices can prevent many intestinal illnesses. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of diarreah and loss of apetite? I thought a stomach virus but this has gone on for a few days now. It also began w/ vomiting.

What could be the cause of diarreah and loss of apetite? I thought a stomach virus but this has gone on for a few days now. It also began w/ vomiting.

Probably virus: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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My wife and kids have been throwing up and have diarreha off and on for the past 24-36 hours. Thinking they have some sort of stomach flu/ virus. Is there anything they can take or do? And, what can I take to ensure I don't get it? Thanks.

My wife and kids have been throwing up and have diarreha off and on for the past 24-36 hours. Thinking they have some sort of stomach flu/ virus. Is there anything they can take or do? And, what can I take to ensure I don't get it? Thanks.

Sounds like it: You're likely correct. For a stomach virus, it's important to maintain hydration (water, sports drinks) and eat a very bland diet as tolerated. Look up the "BRAT" diet. Certainly avoid dairy. As long as there's no fever, it's ok to use loperamide (Imodium) to suppress symptoms. Wash hands frequently and don't share food/glasses etc. See a doc if dehydration or 3 days without improvement. ...Read more

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What to do for a stomach virus that's causing vomiting?

What to do for a stomach virus that's causing vomiting?

See a doctor: There are 5 cardinal signs and symptoms of disease that indicate a need to consult a doctor or go to an emergency room: vomiting, fever, loss of consciousness, seizures and bleeding. ...Read more

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I might have stomach virus but without vomiting. What should I do?

What to do: 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. Ginger can help with your nausea. Rest. ...Read more

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What are the best things to eat while having a stomach virus and vomiting alot?

What are the best things to eat while having a stomach virus and vomiting alot?

frequent small sips: Frequent small sips of electrolyte solution, e.g., pedialyte, is the first step to rehydrate or to prevent further dehydraton. If vomiting continues and signs of dehydration become obvious, medical attention should be sought. ...Read more

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Ihave soreness and chest pain after vomiting froma stomach virus?

Ihave soreness and chest pain after vomiting froma stomach virus?

See below: These are common symptoms that you describe. They should abate within 72 hours. If the persist, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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My 8yr. Old son had been vomiting from stomach virus done with that but he cries when he has to walk said right leg & lower stomach hurt?

My 8yr. Old son had been vomiting from stomach virus done with that but he cries when he has to walk said right leg & lower stomach hurt?

Leg painPOSTvomiting: Your son must have had a lot of vomiting and lost electrolytes due to that. Low potassium can cause muscle cramps. His lower stomach probably still hurts due to the inflammation form the infection and not having had much od in his stomach. Try giving him banana and see if it helps. If it continues, you should see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I had a stomach virus 20 days ago that was going around in my job. My stomach never returned back to normal. No vomiting or runny stool?

Its NOt unusual: For your digestion to take some time in returning to normal! Try ACTIVA. ..eat one cup/day next two weeks!!

Hope this helps
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I took 150 mg of flucinazole a week ago tomorrow and got what I thought was a severve stomach virus the day after. No longer vomiting but have bad taste in mouth, nauseous, dizzy and itchy rash on palms. Is this normal?

I took 150 mg of flucinazole a week ago tomorrow and got what I thought was a severve stomach virus the day after. No longer vomiting but have bad taste in mouth, nauseous, dizzy and itchy rash on palms. Is this normal?

Not normal: It is likely that this was from a drug reaction and not normal. If the problem continues to improve, I'd expect that you will fully recover in another week. If not, see your doctor since it may also be from something else. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever! Today I have a sore neck and headache, is this normal? What should I do?

Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever! Today I have a sore neck and headache, is this normal? What should I do?

Likely a virus: Hello. It's likely that you have a virus, but you shuold follow-up with your primary doctor if your symptoms do not remit over the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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My daughter vomited near me with a possible stomach virus. Haven't had my hands in my mouth have kept them washed and taken 7 showers. Am I safe?

My daughter vomited near me with a possible stomach virus. Haven't had my hands in my mouth have kept them washed and taken 7 showers. Am I safe?

You've done what you: Can. Hand washing is the best protection from spread of infectious diseases, especially gastrointestinal viruses. If you didn't touch her vomit and you washed your hands well, you are less likely to get the virus. However, no guarantees in medicine..... ...Read more

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My young kids have had stomach virus w/o vomiting or excessive bowel movements. 4 yr old is last to get she vomited small amount of yellowish stuff.?

Vomiting: Has your daughter eaten anything previously that could have discolored the throw-up? If not, the yellowish material could be caused by bile. If persistent, have checked by her pediatrician. In the meantime, give pedialyte. ...Read more

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I have the stomach virus and was able to keep my food down what else can I eat without throwing up?

I have the stomach virus and was able to keep my food down what else can I eat without throwing up?

Stomach Flu: Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Is puking yellow bitter stuff a stomach virus or medication reaction?

Is puking yellow bitter stuff a stomach virus or medication reaction?

Either or neither: Lots of causes for bilious vomiting, including medication reaction, viral infection, or gallbladder disease, kidney stone, infection, bowel obstruction, pancreatic problems, and lots of other causes. ...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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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