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Question: Is this a stomach virus? HELP!


 tomsreds1999 - Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:26 pm

Symptoms:
Dull Headache
Swollen Tonsils (no white head on tonsil)
Raised lymph glands on neck
Continual feeling of nausea (no vomiting)(compared to travel sickness)
Stiff neck
Feeling of fatigue
Feeling of spaces in stomach where a feeling of needing to burp comes from

Have been told to eat carbs, fruit and drink water

Is this a stomach virus? How long will it continue (have had since 27th Feb)?
Suggestions?
Female 5ft 6in and 7 stone 12 pounds
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:45 pm

User avatar Hello Tomsreds1999,

Your symptoms do fit a viral infection. There are several viruses that can cause the symptoms you are describing. I would recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. I am a little bit concerned about your description of a headache and stiff neck. Occasionally, these can be due to meningitis. Given that it has been going on for about 5 days and you are still able to type this it is very unlikely to be a bacterial meningitis but a viral meningitis may be possible.

Viral meningitis tends to be a self limited illness but can uncommonly have complications so evaluating for it is important.

Follow up with your doctor is important.

Best wishes.

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