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Will the morning after pill work if you have stomach flu or other diarrheal disease?

Will the morning after pill work if you have stomach flu or other diarrheal disease?

Pill with stomachflu: I would always ask your ob-gyn or pharmacist also, but as long as you are able to keep the medicine down and not vomit it up (for at least an hour), an oral medicine should be absorbed ok. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Hey, I think I might have appendicitis because I have the following symptoms; pain in lower right abdomen, diarrhea, and fever. Or is it stomach flu?

Hey, I think I might have appendicitis because I have the following symptoms; pain in lower right abdomen, diarrhea, and fever. Or is it stomach flu?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

Clear liquids: Drink frequent sips of clear liquids, such as sport drinks or flat ginger ale. Monitor your urine output. If you have fewer than three voids in a day, or your urine looks very dark yellow, then you are dehydrated and may need to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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How long after taking the morning after pill do I have to wait before it's safe to take cold & flu tablets?

How long after taking the morning after pill do I have to wait before it's safe to take cold & flu tablets?

There is no contrain: There is no reason you can not take cold and flu tabs as long as you don't get pregnant, as morning after pill prevent pregnancy only 89% of time. ...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

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Had the stomach flu from tuesday to thursday took my lindynette bc pills at 1pm started vomitting at about 4:45pm both days didnmy bc get absorbed?

Had the stomach flu from tuesday to thursday took my lindynette bc pills at 1pm started vomitting at about 4:45pm both days didnmy bc get absorbed?

Use Backup: Even though there was over 3 hours between taking your pills and your vomiting, I would strongly recommend a back-up form of Birth Control for the next month. ...Read more

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How badly can your stomach flu have to be for your birth control pills to be ineffective?

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How badly can your stomach flu have to be for your birth control pills to be ineffective?

No connection: It is not the pill to become ineffective. It is severity of vomiting which might bring the pill out. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! What's going on?

Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! What's going on?

Monday illnesses?: It sounds like your symptoms need medical evaluation. They may or may not be related to each other, but your next step would be seeing your doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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I was taking 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack had to stop due to stomach flu Can I take the remaining 11 pills (3 x 2 days, 2 x 2 days, 1 x 1 day)?

I was taking 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack had to stop due to stomach flu Can I take the remaining 11 pills (3 x 2 days, 2 x 2 days, 1 x 1 day)?

Yes, but: If delay was >2 days, and are not having worsening symptoms from what got you put on the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack, then probably do not need to. If symptoms worse, may need to call Dr to get new pack to restart taper for benefit. ...Read more

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Just today, starting this morning, when I urniated, the discharge on the toilet paper was brown. What is this? I did not pee until about 6:30 pm again and that time it was brown. I have recently been sick with the stomach flu and have been under very seve

Just today, starting this morning, when I urniated, the discharge on the toilet paper was brown. What is this? I did not pee until about 6:30 pm again and that time it was brown. I have recently been sick with the stomach flu and have been under very seve

You: You can try drinking a large amount of fluid and then seeing if it clears, but if it doesn't then you need to get your urine tested for infection. If you think you may be pregnant then definitely take a pregnancy test. If you feel light-headed, have a fever, vomiting, or pain then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Probably a dumb question, but I take two doses of ODT Zofran (ondansetron) daily due to disease and nausea. Does this help protect me from vomiting from stomach flu?

Probably a dumb question, but I take two doses of ODT Zofran (ondansetron) daily due to disease and nausea. Does this help protect me from vomiting from stomach flu?

Not Dumb! It helps.: Zofran (ondansetron) helps with nausea and vomiting from many causes. So if you are taking it for chronic nausea, it will also affect the nausea from an acute gastroenteritis (stomach bug). It's a good question! Zofran (ondansetron) treats symptoms: nausea and vomiting, not the cause of them. These symptoms can have many causes, which Zofran (ondansetron) does not correct. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with terrible abdominal pain, my stomach is gurgling and I'm passing watery stools, I also vomited. Do I have the stomach flu?

Likely, yes: But it's not "the flu". Its a different virus, but it causes a lot of vomiting and watery stools. The problem I have is the complaint of "terrible abdominal pain". There are many other worrisome things that can cause severe abdominal pain. I think if the pain is truly severe, this should prompt you to go to an er for further workup. ...Read more

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Last night watery diarrhea, cramps and bloating. Felt better this morning but now nausea, cramps and 39.3c fever + chills and body aches. Stomach flu?

Last night watery diarrhea, cramps and bloating. Felt better this morning but now nausea, cramps and 39.3c fever + chills and body aches. Stomach flu?

Infection/virus: Seems like you have a gastroenteritis. If you had bloody diarrhea, it may be bacterial infection/gastroenteritis. If the diarrhea was watery, it may still be bacterial infection; however, viral gastroenteritis may be more likely. Either way, keep yourself hydrated, rest and if you feel lightheaded, you may want to go to the ER to get IV fluids and possibly a GI cocktail to help your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had stomach flu, got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Now throat ulcers I can't eat, or drink, doctors in the morning, anything that helps with the pain other than saltwate?

I had stomach flu, got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Now throat ulcers I can't eat, or drink, doctors in the morning, anything that helps with the pain other than saltwate?

Stop bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not indicated for the treatment of viral infections like intestinal flu. You may have a reaction to the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or now have a viral throat infection. Stop bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) gargle and try anesthetic throat lozenges. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools. Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection. Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac, ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus. Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How likely is it I will get stomach flu? A few people at work have been sick but I haven't been in contact with them. I have been washing my hands.

How likely is it I will get stomach flu? A few people at work have been sick but I haven't been in contact with them. I have been washing my hands.

It depends: The term stomach flu is confusing. Influenza is an infection of the respiratory tract. Illnesses that effect your stomach are different viruses or bacteria. That matters because they spread differently. The most important thing is wash your hands anytime after you have touched things that others handle and before you touch your face or handle food. Beyond that you get sick from contaminated food. ...Read more

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Does nausea medicine always work for nausea caused from stomach "flu" bug? Nothing has helped the nausea yet. I get it on and off through the day.

Does nausea medicine always work for nausea caused from stomach "flu" bug? Nothing has helped the nausea yet. I get it on and off through the day.

It should: There are many types of nausea medicines. You may want to check with your doctor to see if something else should be tried. ...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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Will imodium (loperamide) work with stomach flu diarrhea and can I drink alcohol?

Will imodium (loperamide) work with stomach flu diarrhea and can I drink alcohol?

Maynot need Immodium: It depends on the cause of the diarrhea. If someone develop salmonellosis or infection caused by salmonella bacteria, just drinking fluids and eating simple, soft and bland diet might be enough. Having bloody diarrhea or any other complications or diarrhea lasting more than 3-4 days, needs medical attention from a physician. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...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