7 doctors weighed in:

How do you know if you have stomach flu.?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gastroenteritis

The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
Your physician can confirm diagnosis.

In brief: Gastroenteritis

The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
Your physician can confirm diagnosis.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Misnomer

There is no "stomach flu.
" influenza is a specific virus with specific types of symptoms. What is typically called "stomach flu" is anything causing vomiting and diarrhea, and this is usually either a viral or food borne bacterial illness. The bottom line is vomiting and diarrhea with or without fever.

In brief: Misnomer

There is no "stomach flu.
" influenza is a specific virus with specific types of symptoms. What is typically called "stomach flu" is anything causing vomiting and diarrhea, and this is usually either a viral or food borne bacterial illness. The bottom line is vomiting and diarrhea with or without fever.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
47 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors