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Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis)

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Commonly referred to as the stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the United States. It happens when a virus attacks your stomach and causes inflammation of your stomach lining. Stomach flu is highly contagious and is easily transmitted from person-to-person or through contaminated food, drinks, items, and bathrooms.

Our gastroenterologists are experts in digestive health who are equipped with the latest technology and are immersed in cutting-edge research to treat your stomach flu. Our goal is to prevent spread of the virus and dehydration, and to reduce your symptoms.

Marked by diarrhea, cramps, and sometimes fever, your symptoms will usually last 24 to 72 hours before they go away on their own. Other symptoms of the stomach flu include:

  • Dehydration (a side effect of vomiting or diarrhea)
  • Muscle aches or headache
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

Why Choose UHealth?

A broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  Regardless of your age, condition, or whether you need long- or short-term digestive treatments, you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment to keep your stomach, digestive system, and organs healthy.

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Treatments

  • Medications

    Your GI doctor may prescribe medications to help manage the symptoms of your stomach flu.

  • IV Fluids or Oral Rehydration Solution

    Because vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration, you may need rehydration via IV (intravenous) fluids or oral (by mouth) rehydration solutions.

     

     

Tests

  • Physical Exam

    We can accurately diagnose your stomach flu through a medical examination and review of your past health history.

  • Stool Sample

    If necessary, your GI doctor may submit a stool sample to our laboratory for analysis to rule out a possible bacterial or parasitic infection.