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Why does my stomach still hurt after the flu?

Why does my stomach still hurt after the flu?

Post infection pain: Would suggest mediction side effects if you were taking nsaids (motrin Aleve (naproxen) being two brands) or Aspirin products
also just like the rest of your body with aches and pains take a while to recover after bad infection your gut which is a big long muscle goes through the same aches. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach still hurt a day after having the flu? Its hard to breath and walk

Why does my stomach still hurt a day after having the flu? Its hard to breath and walk

See your doc: Sometimes it takes longer to get over a flu but if the symptoms are persistent, you should see your doctor to make sure it's not something else causing your symptoms. Finding it difficult to breath or walk is alarming. Please call and see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, white rice, popsicles, bananas. Not teh center of a healthy diet but also don't challenge an inflamed stomach. Even inflamed tissue can absorb simple sugars so you can get some calories. If you vomit, go back to clear liquids. ...Read more

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I have the flu (i think), my right side abdomen hurts and my right testical hurts. Should I be worried? Thank you

I have the flu (i think), my right side abdomen hurts and my right testical hurts. Should I be worried? Thank you

Yes: The flu doesn't make your testicles hurt. Why do you think you have the flu? Is it because you have a fever and ache all over? If so, that could be just due to the fever. Fever and testicular pain means you may well have epididymitis or some other such infection and you may need antibiotics. Go see your doctor. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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How long can the stomach flu last and not hurt you?

How long can the stomach flu last and not hurt you?

A few days or more: Most stomach viruses last a few days. A few such as rota virus can last a week or longer. Regardless of duration, if a stomach virus makes you dehydrated that can hurt you. And if you are vomiting green bile, or blood, or have bloody diarrhea, or severe stomach pains, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have lost about 10 lbs in 6 days while having stomach flu, which I still have. Is this normal?

I have lost about 10 lbs in 6 days while having stomach flu, which I still have. Is this normal?

Can happen: You can lose excess fluids through diarrhea and vomiting. If you are taking in few calories - you may be burning up glycogen which is stored in the liver. That also holds fluid - so can lose more fluids that way. In addition - you may be burning some muscle and fat. Ensure that you hydrate well. If you can't keep up with fluid losses IV hydration may be needed. ...Read more

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Still have pain in side which moves to front abdomen since having the flu in early jan. Had scan of intestines in late jan. Which came back normal.?

Still have pain in side which moves to front abdomen since having the flu in early jan. Had scan of intestines in late jan. Which came back normal.?

Post-infectious: Post-infectious functional GI disorders are common and may be consistent with ibs or gastroparesis. You will get better, though it may take some time. Probiotics may very well help. ...Read more

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My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days he's feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu?

My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days he's feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu?

Stomach flu: This is a layman's term to describe symptoms that can actually be due to many different causes. If in fact this was due to a virus (but probably not influenza) it is possible that other members of the household may get this. ...Read more

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Stomach flu lasted 48 hours. Now on day 4 and still have nausea. Is this normal?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms typically last around 48 hours, however, they can linger for several days. Signs of dehydration are dry mouth, excessive thirst, truly dark urine, dry skin, lethargy, or dizziness. Stay hydrated and drink some gatorade or other isotonic electrolyte fluid replacement. Please see your MD if you have signs of severe dehydration or associated pain, blood in stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had the stomach flu for a week it's been 7 days and I still feel queasy is this normal.

Yes: If you getting better than I'm okay with it. Even if it is a slow recovery. However if it has been a full week and you are as sick as you were on day one, I would get immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Threw up twice in one week after I had almost recovered from the stomach flu. Does this mean I'm still sick?

Threw up twice in one week after I had almost recovered from the stomach flu. Does this mean I'm still sick?

Gastroenteritis: May have left your GI tract irritated or thrown off your natural probiotics. That is why a gentle and bland diet is recommended as a transition. However, it is possible the two episodes of vomiting weren't associated with the recent bout of stomach flu. Take care. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?

Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?

Ans: Probably time to see your doctor and don't forget to check a pregnancy test. You need to start feeling better. The flu like symptoms can last for a bit but time to get eating and hydrating. ...Read more

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My 7mo had stomach flu where she vomited twice total (in 2 days). Vomited again this evening (day5). Possibly still the flu, or her body adjusting?

My 7mo had stomach flu where she vomited twice total (in 2 days). Vomited again this evening (day5). Possibly still the flu, or her body adjusting?

FLU / VOMITING: Stomach flu mostly start with vomiting and ends with diarrhea. Associated symptoms: low grade fever, cold, cough. Make sure she drinks enough fluid, pedialyte for vomiting or diarrhea. Diet: bananna, rice, applesauce, chicken/soup, crackers, yogurt. Reduce milk/formula for few days, continue if nursing. Vomiting now can be from nasal congestion, if so, give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3 ml x2/d for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Hey doc. I have a few questions for ya! When sick with the stomach flu does your stomach hurt?

Yes and No!: The so called Stomach Flu usually means having fever, aches and body pains, nausea, vomiting and often with abdominal/stomach pain. But this is not a well defined disease entity and can be a misinterpretation of something more serious. So if it does not settle down in 24-48 hours, you should have a medical check up to be sure you do not have something more serious. ...Read more

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After a bout of the 'stomach flu', is it normal to feel bloated and gassy for several days? My stomach still doesn't feel 100%.

Gastroenteritis: It is not unusual to have lingering effects of gastroenteritis for several days following the acute bout. The general trend should be to continually improve, however. If your symptoms persist longer than 4-5 days or if you worsen again, you should see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been sick with flu like symptoms now my face is swollen on oneside and coughing hurts under my stomach like a ball is there?

I have been sick with flu like symptoms now my face is swollen on oneside and coughing hurts under my stomach like a ball is there?

Please see your Dr.: If you have facial swelling, you need to see your doctor asap. The belly pain sounds like your belly muscles are sore from the cough, but I'm concerned that you could have a sinus infection, at the least. ...Read more

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Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes than the zerona laser for your symptoms. Please see a good internal medicine, possibly infectious disease specialist. For chronic lymphedema, lymphatic massage, gentle ultrasound, hivmat treatments, compression and gentle exercise can be of help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had the flu Tuesday. Friday, I became very gassy. My burps still smell like my dinner 24 hrs later. Is my stomach not breaking down my meds either?

I had the flu Tuesday. Friday, I became very gassy. My burps still smell like my dinner 24 hrs later. Is my stomach not breaking down my meds either?

Mgt: I would advise keeping well hydrated, checking your temperature and eating small portions. Sleep with more than one pillow, try Prilosec OTC as directed and avoid heavy meals/caffeine/alcohol. Please follow up with your physician if the symptoms worsen or persist. The flu can take a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?

My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?

2 weeks or more: You friend be contagious from a few days up to two weeks or more, depending on which virus is causing the stomach flu (gastroenteritis). A number of viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including noroviruses and rotaviruses. ...Read more

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I found several pea size hard cysts on my boyfriends torso, around his left beast is one and a few on his right side stomach, he's been complaining of flu like symptoms what could this be also keeps saying his stomach hurts.

I found several pea size hard cysts on my boyfriends torso, around his left beast is one and a few on his right side stomach, he's been complaining of flu like symptoms what could this be also keeps saying his stomach hurts.

Unlikely: It is hard to say without doing a physical exam. But these hard, Pea sized knots, are probably small lipomas or cysts. I doubt that they have anything to do with his abdominal pain. Again, it is hard to say without an in person consultation. ...Read more

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I was prescribed pectrolyte for stomach flu and its been 4days now the cramps and nausea are still there. Should I be worried?

I was prescribed pectrolyte for stomach flu and its been 4days now the cramps and nausea are still there. Should I be worried?

Cramps, nausea: Viral gastrointestinal tract infections and food poisoning typically cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms usually gradually resolve after several days. Concern arises if symptoms worsen, vomiting continues or if abdominal pain and tenderness or fever persist. Flat, room temperature ginger ale helps the nausea. See your physician if your symptoms haven't improved. ...Read more

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Stomach flu gone but afterr 12 days still having some stomach cramping mornings and just feel tired, Is this normal? Thank you

Stomach flu gone but afterr 12 days still having some stomach cramping mornings and just feel tired, Is this normal? Thank you

By definition: A "stomach flu", or viral gastroenteritis, is usually self-limiting and does not usually cause symptoms this far out as you describe. I would call and make an appointment with family doctor if I was still sick 2 weeks after my initial symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach and lower stomach hurts and sore when I press on it and move. Can this be from just getting over stomach flu? What can help this?

Stomach and lower stomach hurts and sore when I press on it and move. Can this be from just getting over stomach flu? What can help this?

Abdominal pain: This sounds like more than just residual discomfort from a viral gastrointestinal illness. Would see a doctor if this does not clear in a day or two. ...Read more

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This morning when I woke up my head and stomach hurt. I threw up and feel much better. I feel like laying down all day. I got the flu shot?

This morning when I woke up my head and stomach hurt. I threw up and feel much better. I feel like laying down all day. I got the flu shot?

What is the question: You don't indicate when your influenza vaccination took place relative to the onset of your symptoms. You may be developing the flu regardless of the vaccine. Side-effects of the vaccine seldom produce symptoms like those you have described. If you continue to improve, hope you stay well and ask any further questions with more specific info. ...Read more

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I just got over the flu, but have a lingering cough that's pretty harsh. My lower abdomen now hurts rite above my waist line appendix or muscle?

I just got over the flu, but have a lingering cough that's pretty harsh. My lower abdomen now hurts rite above my waist line appendix or muscle?

Common problem: It is common after a viral infection resolves, that a cough may linger. It generally resolves within 8 weeks and is called a post-viral cough (duh). To cough, you use abdominal muscles but with excessive coughing these become sore. If a fever returns, fatigue continues, productive cough or breathing difficulties develop, see a doctor. A mild pneumonia/bronchitis can follow viral infections. ...Read more