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Does my dad have to have fever in order to have the stomach flu?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: No
Fever may occur, but is not always there with stomach infections.

In brief: No
Fever may occur, but is not always there with stomach infections.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not necessarily
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: Not necessarily
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.
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