Does COVID-19 Give You a Stomach Ache? COVID-19 Symptoms

Medically Reviewed on 2/23/2022
Does COVID-19 Give You a Stomach Ache
COVID-19 can cause stomach ache along with other gastrointestinal issues, often the result of liver damage or medications given for treatment

COVID-19 can cause stomach ache along with other gastrointestinal issues:

What are other symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

However, COVID-19 can also cause unusual symptoms, and manifestation of the disease varies from person to person:

  • Loss of taste and/or smell: One potential early symptom of COVID-19 is new loss of smell or taste without nasal congestion. According to studies, this symptom typically resolves within 30 days. Moderate to severe changes in taste and smell can last for 60 days or longer in some people.
  • Change in skin appearance: Flat, red rashes with small bumps or discolored regions on the fingers and toes (COVID toes) are the most prevalent skin changes linked to mild to severe COVID-19. Children and young people seem to be more susceptible to COVID toes. Swelling, discoloration, blisters, itching, and discomfort are possible side effects. This symptom can linger anywhere from 10-14 days to several months.
  • Confusion: In older people, delirium (severe confusion) or brain fog may be the primary or only sign of COVID-19. This COVID-19 symptom has been linked to a high probability of serious complications including death.
  • Eye problems: COVID-19 can cause conjunctivitis (pink eye), as well as light sensitivity, itchiness, and irritation.

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

COVID-19 symptoms can occur 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and range from minor to severe. If left untreated, it can impair the immune system and lead to complications such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Consult a doctor as soon as you notice COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with an infected person. If a diagnosis of COVID-19 is confirmed, take action right away and follow all safety protocols to avoid spreading the virus and worsening your condition.

Medically Reviewed on 2/23/2022
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