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Last night, stomach was cramping and had one bout of diarrhea. Took Imodium (loperamide) and, while stomach a little bubbly, feel ok. Stomach flu? Contagious?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Gastroenteritis

Acute GI illness most commonly either viral infection or food poisoning with a preformed toxin.
Both are most commonly self-limited and if you have no further symptoms you should be fine. If it is viral it can be very communicable (usually norovirus).

In brief: Gastroenteritis

Acute GI illness most commonly either viral infection or food poisoning with a preformed toxin.
Both are most commonly self-limited and if you have no further symptoms you should be fine. If it is viral it can be very communicable (usually norovirus).
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