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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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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 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

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more