Gastroenteritis symptoms

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Sun, 04/28/2013
Gastroenteritis symptoms

What are the gastroenteritis symptoms? Gastric or stomach flu symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

Gastroenteritis Symptoms

The condition is generally of acute onset, which lasts for one to six days, and is self-limiting. Within 4 to 48 hours of getting in contact with the contamination, the symptoms start appearing; they are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Appetite loss
  • Headaches
  • Abnormal flatulence, pain, and cramps
  • Low fever in children
  • Joint stiffness or muscle pain
  • Poor feeding
  • weight loss
  • Bloody stools suggest infection by amoeba, ''Campylobacter'', ''Salmonella'', ''Shigella'' or some pathogenic strains of ''Escherichia coli''.
  • Fainting and Weakness

The main sign of stomach flu is poor feeding (in infants), diarrhea, followed by vomiting, lethargic, lack of sleep, low fever and dehydration. Viral diarrhea usually has signs of frequent watery stools. In some cases, people may vomit bile even when the stomach is empty.

Gastroenteritis typical symptoms are diarrhea, and vomiting. Abdominal cramping may also present. Viral gastroenteritis usually has fever, fatigue, headache, and muscle pain. Blood stool is more likely due to bacterial than viral. Some bacterial infection may produce harsh abdominal pain persist for several weeks.