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My daughter just came home from the hospital yesterday where they said she had suffered from a 24 hour stomach flu - I made her some chicken soup and salad last night. she didn't eat much but is still having a heavy kind of painful but definitely very uncomfortable feeling like a brick in her upper abdomen and down to her lower abdomen. have some idea(s) for me.

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

This started for her on Friday when she woke about 5 am she spent all of Friday and most of the nigh throwing up on average about every 10 minutes - she had nothing in her stomach and was only expelling stomach bile. taking in even just one ice chip made her throw up. she isn't throwing up now but...why would she have this very heavy feeling - she hadn't eaten anything until last night about 6:30 and hasn't had anything since.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I don't know what else to give you to answer this question other than she isn't a smoker or drinker and is a pretty healthy eater (more vegetarian in consumption).

Doctor's Assistant: I apologize.

No need to apologize - i wish i new what to provide. i want to help her feel better but am concerned hat this is not just a 24 hour stomach flu issue and side affect.

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Heavy vomiting due to stomach flu can cause her symptoms. She may need to be kept on liquids like following till heavy feeling goes away;

Coconut water.

Pedialyte

Gatorade

Vegetable broths

Clear soups.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how long should we allow for this feeling to continue? what is realistic?

This may last for around 48 hours, but slowly decrease.

The symptoms and signs warranting an exam by doctor would be;

1) Abdominal pain.

2) Significant bloating.

3) Tenderness on abdomen.

If the diarrhea or vomiting starts again; that too would need re exam and need of IV fluids and antibiotics.

It is privilege assisting you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
we will do this - thank you

You are very welcome.

Wishing her a speedy recovery.

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