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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...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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Is it still the stomach flu if you don't have fever?

Is it still the stomach flu if you don't have fever?

Yes if....: Fever is not always present with every infection.So if you still have the symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, yes. ...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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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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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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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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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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