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I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Probably not

Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days.
If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed.

In brief: Probably not

Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days.
If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed.
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. Mark Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

Symptoms can be aggravated , but usually recover.

In brief: Yes

Symptoms can be aggravated , but usually recover.
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