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Could stool be yellow after a stomach virus?

Could stool be yellow after a stomach virus?

Yes: It may take several days for stools to return to normal after digestive upset. If they're not bloody or black and tarry don't worry much. ...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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Does having a stomach virus change the colour of your stool?

Does having a stomach virus change the colour of your stool?

It can: It is not uncommon for stool to be green with decreased transit time through the intestines. However, it may be other colors as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light colored stools after a stomach virus?

Is it normal to have light colored stools after a stomach virus?

It is possible: It is possible that after a stomach virus/infection you can have temporary alterations in the quality of the stool. But this should revert to normal after a few days. If it continues it can be the sign of some other underlying process and should be evaluated by your regular physician. ...Read more

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How common is it to have pale stools after a stomach virus?

How common is it to have pale stools after a stomach virus?

Not usnual: The color of stools depends on multiple factors, including what you have eaten, the bacterial flora present in your colon, the amount of bile you are putting out, and other factors. As long as your stools are not entirely white in color this will correct itself shortly and you will be reassured. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is puking yellow bitter stuff a stomach virus or medication reaction?

Is puking yellow bitter stuff a stomach virus or medication reaction?

Either or neither: Lots of causes for bilious vomiting, including medication reaction, viral infection, or gallbladder disease, kidney stone, infection, bowel obstruction, pancreatic problems, and lots of other causes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if puking yellow bitter stuff is a stomach virus or medication reaction?

How can I tell if puking yellow bitter stuff is a stomach virus or medication reaction?

Puking yellow stuff: Puking yellow stuff after taking medcine may be from the medcine itself. But if you have too much acid in your stomach then too you may throw up yellow unpleasant stuff. Is it is only yellow liquid or you throw up food with it as well? You should see your docotr. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 1.5 years ago. Normal. Dr. did tell me I had any issues. Had stomach virus 2 weeks ago. Still having bad smelling stool & some cramps.

Had colonoscopy 1.5 years ago. Normal. Dr. did tell me I had any issues. Had stomach virus 2 weeks ago. Still having bad smelling stool & some cramps.

At 32 no need: Your current condition as you said is related to infection and expected to clear. This month is colorectal Cancer awareness month. Screening is done from 50 to 75 yr age After 85 not indicated, gap patient choice. Predisposed people with genetic factor, polyposis, ulcerative colitis etc do not fall into this category, more frequent surveillance is needed ...Read more

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If you have a stomach virus will it make your stool dark green or black?

Stool: Dark green can be due to rapid transit of feces through GI tract. If stool is black, tarry & malodorous that could represent a GI bleed & would warrant prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Husband & 2 sons (3 & 8 yrs old) recovering from nasty stomach virus. Husb. And 3 yr old now have green stool and extremely putrid farts. Normal?

Husband & 2 sons (3 & 8 yrs old) recovering from nasty stomach virus. Husb. And 3 yr old now have green stool and extremely putrid farts. Normal?

Yep: These may be signs that the digestive system has not yet fully recovered. As long as they are not dehydrated, this is annoying but harmless. ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

Good: Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, blue, or even purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If he has a persistent change in his stool habits, you should contact his physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern.

If he is having continued diarrhea, or a change in color unrelated to diet, give his doctor a call. They may want to check his stool for bacterial, viruses, parasites, and other things to give clues as to why he is having this ongoing problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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I threw up twice andhad really loose stool 3 times all in 60 mins. Is it food poosoning stomach virus something else? Feel much better now just weak

I threw up twice andhad really loose stool 3 times all in 60 mins. Is it food poosoning stomach virus something else? Feel much better now just weak

Hard to tell: Most of the time minor "food poisoning" is from pre-formed staph toxin in food. While you may have sudden onset severe symptoms, they resolve fairly quickly. Viruses may also present and resolve quickly. If you are felling better, I would not worry about the cause. If you are not better or have fevers, blood in your stool, or other severe symptoms, I would seek care. ...Read more

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I had a stomach virus 20 days ago that was going around in my job. My stomach never returned back to normal. No vomiting or runny stool?

I had a stomach virus 20 days ago that was going around in my job. My stomach never returned back to normal. No vomiting or runny stool?

Its NOt unusual: For your digestion to take some time in returning to normal! Try ACTIVA. ..eat one cup/day next two weeks!!

Hope this helps
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I've had a bad case of the stomach flu for past few days and now my stool is yellow to pale orange. Should I be concerned?

I've had a bad case of the stomach flu for past few days and now my stool is yellow to pale orange. Should I be concerned?

Virus: If this is a viral intestinal tract infection causing diarrhea or loose stools, the color change is to be expected due to more rapid transit of stools through the intestinal tract and would be a temporary situation. Disorders of liver, pancreas or gall bladder can also cause these color changes. If bm's don't revert to normal after several days, consult your physician or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe gas, bloating, and yellow stools after having a stomach flu a couple of days ago is this normal?

What to do if I have severe gas, bloating, and yellow stools after having a stomach flu a couple of days ago is this normal?

Altered gut flora: When you have an infection, like the flu, it can change the mix of bacteria that normally live in your colon.
That can give you gas, bloating and change the color of your stools. A few days of yogurt and normal diet should straighten things out. ...Read more

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What can help with a stomach virus?

Brat diet, liquids: Car liquids in small amounts as tolerated then advance diet as tolerated. For diarrhea brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast (crackers)). Yogurt also helps restore normal bacteria in the colon. ...Read more

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How often do adults get the stomach virus?

How often do adults get the stomach virus?

Everyone...: ...can and likely will get a stomach virus (short of living in an isolation bubble)! Avoid exposures & wash hands if prevention is your goal. ...Read more

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Could a stomach virus or bug last a month?

Could a stomach virus or bug last a month?

Not usual.: Not normally. According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). This may not be a stomach virus. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I get a stomach virus again if I just had it?

Can I get a stomach virus again if I just had it?

Yes: Gi distress with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea can be caused by various viruses and bacteria. It is not uncommon to have a relapse of the same stomach virus. ...Read more

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How would I know if my stomach virus is getting better?

How would I know if my stomach virus is getting better?

Stomach virus: Once you are getting better you'll have improvement in symptoms like nausea, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea. Your appetite will start coming back. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a stomach virus be on surfaces?

Depends on the virus: There are several virus strains which cause gastrointestinal infection called stomach virus. These viruses can be contagious on the surfaces from 3to14 days depending on the virus and the surface. But in referigerrator they can last much longer. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of pain does the stomach virus cause?

Please answer! What kind of pain does the stomach virus cause?

Often cramping: 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. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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Can stomach virus cause myocarditis?

Can stomach virus cause myocarditis?

Yes: Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium. Viral infections like enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parvovirus B19, hepatitis C, herpes virus 6, Lyme disease including other conditions can cause myocarditis. ...Read more

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Can stomach virus result in high ck level?

Can stomach virus result in high ck level?

Possibly: Ck level usually goes up when muscle is damaged but virus can cause this esp if a lot of vomiting. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach virus going around in the greensburg, pa area?

? perhaps: In our area (northern calif), we've had an outbreak of norovirus. Besides norovirus, there are also other enteroviruses which can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, fatigue, and headache. Perhaps pennsylvania is seeing some activity of these common viruses. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more