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Gastrointestinal Flu – How Is The Diagnosis Made?

Woman-in-bed-gastrointestinal flu

That the body is in the Abdominal influenza mostly self-recovering, a doctor’s visit and additional examinations are seldom necessary for this disease. These are only necessary if the symptoms persist for a long time or if the patient’s condition worsens. Hospitalization is possible, but this only serves to prevent dehydration and to monitor symptoms. Lots of bed rest and drinking will get you back on your feet in three days.

Gastrointestinal flu and its diagnosis

Examination-in-the-laboratory of blood-samples

In order to be able to make a diagnosis, a sample of the stool is usually necessary. In this way, the exact pathogen of the Abdominal influenza to be established. For this, laboratory tests are carried out and a blood count is made. A conversation is also held between the doctor and the patient with the aim of finding out how the infection came about. Since several pathogens can be the cause of the gastrointestinal flu, information about previous trips is important or whether the patient has taken antibiotics or other medication during this time. Contact with poisonous or irritating substances also plays a role, as these can cause gastrointestinal flu in addition to bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Gastrointestinal flu and medical history


Gastrointestinal flu is usually accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea, but has nothing to do with “real flu” (influenza). Gastroenteritis can have a number of causes. Symptom-relieving measures are usually sufficient for treatment. If you are following a certain diet or have eaten food of the quality of which you are not sure, you should by no means conceal it from the doctor. If other family members are also ill, this is important for the doctor. He can thereby identify the possible causes for the Abdominal influenza restrict.

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