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Is this likely to be gastroenteritis if I have achy bowel and softer stools after pigging out on carbs?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Agree w Dr. Huilgo
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.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Huilgo
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
"pigging out" sounds as though you know the source of your problems already.
Gastroenteritis implies infection.

In brief: No
"pigging out" sounds as though you know the source of your problems already.
Gastroenteritis implies infection.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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