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Pale stool even after 7 days of stomach virus. Is it normal?

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Is it normal to have pale colored stools 7 days after stomach flu?

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Are you taking any pills?

Foul smell with stool?

Are you having diarrhea?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Not diarrhea but a feeling of incomplete evacuation after. So I had about 3 bm if about 20 min. It's not foul smelling. I took immodium 3 days ago and again today because I keep having bm and I thought I was going to get diarrhea. But I did have the flu last week with severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Pale stool can occur after diarrhea. Many patient experience such pale stool after stomach flu. It may take 1-2 weeks to get normal color of stool.

You should take Tab Imodium to reduce the frequency of bowel movements. It can be taken maximum up to 4 times, as per the requirement. Keep yourself hydrated, and maintain fluid levels. Eat something containing salt, such as crisps or soup. Maintain good standards of hygiene.

You can take ready-mixed rehydration sachets (eg Dioralyte, Rehidrat).

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