Abdominal Pain Symptoms
Abdominal pain is one symptom of the stomach flu, however, there are a
variety of causes of abdominal pain such that includes
- indigestion after eating,
- gallstones and gallbladder inflammation,
- IBD (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease),
- ulcers, and
What is the stomach flu?
Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a general term for a number of inflammatory problems that occur in the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenteritis is a better term because when some individuals use the term "stomach flu," they get the term confused with the flu (influenza) and the viruses that cause the flu. Influenza viruses do not cause stomach flu.
Gastroenteritis most commonly causes symptoms of:
Other symptoms may include the following:
Because stomach flu means gastroenteritis and, because when the term “stomach flu” is used, the readers usually mean acute gastroenteritis caused by viruses (mainly Norovirus), the emphasis of this article will be on Norovirus- caused gastroenteritis although other causes will be mentioned.
Is the stomach flu contagious?
Unfortunately, there are many causes of stomach flu. The most common causes are contagious gastroenteritis are
However, there are many other causes of gastroenteritis that are not contagious such as:
- Food allergies
Many medications list gastroenteritis is a common side effect.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/26/2016