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Yes stomach bug or viral infection can cause these symptoms.
Viral illness relatedsymptoms should last for about 1-2 weeks sometimes.
Bacterial nand parasitic infection are another possibility.
However, absence of fever or blood in stool make it unliekly.
Next possibility can be medication related side effect.
Medication used for peptic ulcer treatment can cause diarrhea and othersymptoms sometimes.
Other causes like gallbladder problem. pancreatitis, thyroid gland disorder, diabetes also should be considered in differential.
Blood tests like fasting blood sugar, liver function test, amylase, lipase, serum TSH levels should be screened for about conditions
if everything else is normal, then you may wait another week to see if things urn for better.
if not then you will need further evaluation by your doctor
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Hi I was not on omperazole for 4 days when the symptoms persisted.
I went to the walk in centre and the diarrhea started when I returned home and he checked my abdomen which didnt hurt, blood sugar finger test was fine, heart rate and blood pressure fine. He didnt not think it was anything serious however the diarrhea and low back pain has now started in addition to the other symptoms. So I guess I have to wait for the blood tests as you say if it was a bug I would have stomach pain. I have been a heavy drinker
yes correct a bug will take a week or so to clear up.
follow a bland diet --soup, rice etc
and avoid alcohol for now.
you should seee improvement.
Hi sorry I wanted to clarify that a bug would cause sore abdomen too? I have for the last week or so only been eating brown bread, small amounts of protein ( chicken) silly amounts of water, apples and bananas. My daughter has similar loose stools but she is fine, no stomach pain (hot tummy) and only one incident a day for last few days. Thats why I though perhaps I have a bug from her?
I havent drank for 5 weeks bar one or two glasses which I have pretty much thrown away.