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What are the symptoms of the stomach flu?

What are the symptoms of the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches ; pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. ...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


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Please describe the stomach flu symptoms?

Please describe the stomach flu symptoms?

Viral Gastroenteriti: The symptoms of stomach flu can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of stomach flu?

What are the usual symptoms of stomach flu?

Misnomer: This may be an infection, often a virus, characterized by diarrhea and vomiting. Repeated such episodes can often be due to bad diet. ...Read more

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Symptoms of stomach flu vs. Symptoms from eating bad food?

Symptoms of stomach flu vs. Symptoms from eating bad food?

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

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What symptoms are typically associated with the stomach flu?

What symptoms are typically associated with the stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immediate symptoms of a stomach flu?

Can you please tell me the immediate symptoms of a stomach flu?

Symptoms: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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How long should these symptoms of stomach flu last in a healthy 25 year old?

How long should these symptoms of stomach flu last in a healthy 25 year old?

VIRAL INFECTION: Viral infections are self limited to a few days to a week. Make sure patient does not become dehydrated. ...Read more

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How long would the normal stomach flu take to develop in your system and start showing symptoms.?

How long would the normal stomach flu take to develop in your system and start showing symptoms.?

6--10 days: The "incubation period" for most common gastrointestinal viral illnesses is 6-10 days. Cerain viruses, such as hepatitis a and b viruses, can take up to 6 months from infection to onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dehydration if you have the stomach flu?

What are symptoms of dehydration if you have the stomach flu?

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

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How to treat stomach flu symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with 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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For what length of time do stomach flu symptoms last?

Duration: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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When after being exposed do stomach flu symptoms appear?

When after being exposed do stomach flu symptoms appear?

CDC Says....: According to the cdc, in general, viral gastroenteritis symptoms begin 1 to 2 days after being infected. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of menigitis but not sure it could be stomach flu do I go to drasap?

Have symptoms of menigitis but not sure it could be stomach flu do I go to drasap?

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 more

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Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?

Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?

No: Stoma flu is transmitted by hand tooth that is why good hand washing and hygeine and cleaning up behind and sterilizing is so important. The germinate carried on the hands!!! ...Read more

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I had stomach flu symptoms for 2 days and felt fine yesterday then they came back last night what should I do?

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

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Very sick with stomach flu symptoms 2 weeks ago, and now sick with same thing again! Why does this keep happening?

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

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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

Depends: This will vary with the causative virus. The more common ones (norovirus, adenovirus, calcivirus, etc.) will have an incubation period not to exceed 50 hrs. You are probably safe. ...Read more

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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

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Can adults get the rotavirus or stomach flu?

Can adults get the rotavirus or stomach flu?

Yes: As an adult, you have more than likely been infected with the virus as a child and have some degree of immunity. Should you contract the infection, your symptoms will be less severe than a child contracting the infection for the first time. ...Read more

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Can you have stomach flu and its symptoms but not vomiting or diahhrea?

Possible: Viruses, stomach if respiratory can give different symptoms in different people. If not taken care if you may develop vomiting or diarrhea. Stay on clear liquid diet for 2 days. Wait and watch. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest fluid to rehydrate an adult following severe stomach flu-like symtoms?

What is the healthiest fluid to rehydrate an adult following severe stomach flu-like symtoms?

Gatorade: You want electrolytes. Something like gatorade or powerade is best. If a person is severely dehydrated, it is important to see a physician to get the amount of fluid and electrolytes needed. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the symptoms, type of virus, if caused by viral infection. ...Read more

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My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. How many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. How many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

When he wakes up: In the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more

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Could my period give me stomach flu like symptoms?

Could my period give me stomach flu like symptoms?

Sx's yes, but not: Necessarily Flu like sxs. Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym

Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym

Your: Your case presents a few dilemmas. Gbs is a group of autoimmune diseases targeted at the peripheral nerves and causing acute progressive weakness, usually an ascending paralysis.

The history usually entails the following:
•upper respiratory or diarrheal disease within previous 1–3 weeks in 50–70%: c. Jejuni (~40%), cytomegalovirus (13%), epstein-barr virus (10%), mycoplasma pneumoniae (5%), or hiv
•dysesthesias (painful tingling), paresthesias (tingling) of the feet and hands are usually the earliest symptoms.
•pain is common- especially back pain which can radiate to the legs and not usually associated with myalgias (muscle pain).
•gait disorder common in all age groups- this is the most common presentation in children
•neck muscle weakness, dysphagia, and dysarthria are predictors of respiratory failure.

The physical exam frequently reveals the following:
•acute, symmetric, and usually ascending weakness of limbs within days of dysesthesias
•areflexia (no reflexes) or hyporeflexia (reduced reflexes) and muscle weakness, decreased position and vibratory sensation
•respiratory muscle paralysis 30% if untreated
•cranial nerve involvement <50%; usually facial weakness, 10–20% ophthalmoparesis (loss of eye movement)
•dysautonomia (abnormal autonomic nervous system responses) (50%): labile blood pressure, arrhythmias, ileus (paralysis of bowel function), urinary retention;
•miller-fisher variant: ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, areflexia

important lab tests
•csf: elevated protein and normal white blood cells (wbcs; albuminocytologic dissociation) are characteristic with a normal opening pressure.
•emg: this shows a pattern of demyelination with prolonged latencies and a reduced motor compound action potential.

The medications usually used are one or more of the following:
•immune globulin (ivig)
•plasmapheresis or plasma exchange

most patients reach the plateau phase within 3 weeks of admission, and muscle strength is expected to improve. The prognosis is:
•complete recovery: 50%
•some residual disability: 45%
•severe permanent disability: 5%

hence, the dilemma as you report no improvement and in fact worsening. Furthermore, a lesion within the spinal cord (myelopathy) can present with similar symptoms as the ones you provide. A few pertinent questions to help discern the cause would include whether you have had a lumbar puncture and EMG and what did these results show?
I hope this answers your questions. Good luck and well wishes. ...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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Have morning sickness I think. Also fever. What are the symptoms of the stomach flu/virius?

Have morning sickness I think. Also fever. What are the symptoms of the stomach flu/virius?

Varied: Fever, chills, malaise, muscle aches, headache, respiratory symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. By the way, morning sickness should not be producing fever. See a doctor. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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