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Question: Is this a stomach virus? HELP!
|tomsreds1999 - Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:26 pm||
Swollen Tonsils (no white head on tonsil)
Raised lymph glands on neck
Continual feeling of nausea (no vomiting)(compared to travel sickness)
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)?
Female 5ft 6in and 7 stone 12 pounds
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:45 pm||
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.
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