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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

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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For what length of time do stomach flu symptoms last?

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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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 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 are you contagious for after youre done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

For what length of time are you contagious for after youre 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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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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I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl. Should I go to the ER?

I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl.  Should I go to the ER?

Yes: If you already have AN, an episode of vomiting and diarrhea can push you over the edge with dehydration. Pl get yourself checked out for any electrolyte imbalance needing for IV fluids. Best of luck. ...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??

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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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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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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I have had stomach flu like symptoms since Thursday and today I noticed when I sneeze my lower right abdomen hurts. Should I be worried?

I have had stomach flu like symptoms since Thursday and today I noticed when I sneeze my lower right abdomen hurts. Should I be worried?

Yes: This is the area where your appendix is and a combination of stomach flu and pain with sneezing or moving means you need to have it seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).

Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).

Chest pain: Anyone with unexplained chest pain alone should be seen ASAP by a doctor. In your case there are several issues that deserve an examination. ER would be a good idea. Hope it all turns out to be easily resolved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...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

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)

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