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

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.

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I have irritable bowel syndrome. Will a clostridium difficile infection cause complications?

Maybe. Ibs patients not at any greater risk for complications from c. Diff. C. Diff infection commonest after exposure to antibiotics (any, even for short periods, and up to 2-3 months after exposure), hospitalization, nursing homes, ibd, chemotherapy. Can cause watery diarrheal illness, all the way to life threatening complications. Any question, see your doc. Get stool testing. Read more...
C difficile. Infection occurs in patients with or without ibs and carries the same riska and complication. Ibs patients are at no increased risk unless being treated with antibiotics. Read more...
Possible. Ibs symptoms may be exacerbated following a c diff infection . Typically , after eradication of c diff with appropriate treatment, ibs symptoms will gradually get back to baseline. Read more...

I have celiac disease, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

No. Not if you are on a strict gluten free diet. The virus will do its own usual trouble in an otherwise healthy bowel. Read more...
Usually not. Rotavirus is a short-lived viral infection. It can wreak havoc on the GI tract and cause some dehydration but there is no correlation between the two diseases. Read more...

I have diabetes, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Yes. Any infection can cause uncontrolled sugar swings. If you use a glucometer to check your sugars, you might want to be extra vigilant when you are ill. Also, be wary of dehydration with rotavirus, which can be compounded if your diabetes was not under control (a high blood sugar will cause you to urinate more). Good luck and have a low threshold for getting checked out by your physician! Read more...
Depends. Sorry for no direct answer , but this depends on severity and duration of viral symptoms, how well your diabetes is controlled, what medications you are taking for diabetes (especially insulin). Certainly the potential for complications exist. If symptoms are violent dicuss eith your doc. Read more...

I have cancer, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Yes. Rotavirus can be associated with severe dehydration with electrolyte imbalance, so if you're already compromised you would want to make sure you're well hydrated if you are diagnosed with it. Read more...
May be. Rotavirus is seen in kids presents as gsatro enteritis, basically seen in children, if you are on chemo, immuno suppressed to get it. Read more...

Can a rotavirus infection cause pregnancy complications?

Not severe. Rotavirus infections (there are several strains) usually cause a self-limiting gastroenteritis. This is no fun and may cause dehydration, but is no usually serious in adults. There is no evidence that they lead to any fetal problems. Some people have a bout of lactose intolerance after a rotavirus infection, so avoid dairy during recovery. Read more...

Does rotavirus infection usually cause many symptoms?

Yes many. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children vomiting, watery diarrhea, and low-grade fever. Symptoms often start with vomiting followed by four to eight days of profuse diarrhea. Dehydration is more common in rotavirus infection than in most of those caused by bacterial pathogens, and is the most common cause of death related to rotavirus infection. Read more...
Yes. Dr hadied's answer is comprehensive. But to add, immunize your infant with the rotavirus vaccine, which has according to recent study, reduced the number or er visits due to rotavirus infection from 400, 000 per year to 100, 000 per year, a 75% reduction. And no serious com plications. This will only get better. Read more...

I am suffering from hand weakness... I have irritable bowel syndrome and B12 deficiency... Is that the cause of my severe hand weakness. I'm 19 years?

Surprising issues. Most cases of b-12 deficiency occur in older age group. Who made this diagnosis? Need to check b-12 and methyl melonic acid levels. If hand weakness on one or both sides, could be due to nerve compression at wrist or elbow, and may be carpal tunnel.. See a well versed internist and address all of this. May be see a neurologist later. Read more...
See doc. Severe hand weakness without mention of other symptoms of peripheral nerve irritation / dysfunction is concerning. You should probably see your doc to have this evaluated. Could be a problem anywhere along the course of the nerve all the way from the brain down to the wrist. Read more...