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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis?

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Besides the nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, symptoms of gastroenteritis can include a low-grade fever of about 99 degrees. The diarrhea is typically mild to moderate: two to four loose stools a day for teens and adults. For babies, it typically means the stools seep through the diapers. Many people also complain of painful bloating.

More serious symptoms include:


  • Vomit or stool that contains blood.

  • Long-duration vomiting, such as more than 48 hours.

  • Fever that is 101F or higher.

  • Abdominal swelling or pain in the right lower side of the abdomen.

  • Dehydration.

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