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My stomach has been cramping something terrible, and i have

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my stomach has been cramping something terrible, and i have diarrea and a bad headache. Is there a flu going around and how long is it lasting
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Macy RN replied 8 years ago.


I am happy to help you, and am sorry you are feeling bad.

It sounds like you could have gastroenteritis.

This is a inflamation or infection in the stomach also called the stomach flu.

Causes of this can be from viruses, bacteria or parasites.

IT could also be food poisoning.

Try to follow the BRAT diet to give your stomach a rest.

B- banana



T- toast

avoid sugary things as that can make diarrhea worse.

It you feel like the pain is severe and is non stop or you are getting dehydrated go to the ER.

Depending on the cause the duration can be as short as 24 hours or as long as a week.

Try to keep drinking fluids.

Your doctor can test a stool specimen to see the cause.

Hope you feel better soon,


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank u doc macy, ur help is appreciated and i would pay u a hundred dollars if i had it, i am an amputee on a fixed income trying to learn to walk thanks again
Expert:  Macy RN replied 8 years ago.

Bless your heart!