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Is This A Uti Or Stomach Flu Difference Between A Uti And I Stomach Flu

Is this a uti or stomach flu? difference between a uti and I stomach flu?

I had diarrhea sort of bad for two days. My stomach was cramping and bloating and in a lot of pain. I was fatigued and pale. I felt very uneasy and horrible nausea that would wake me up when sleeping. I never threw up though. Originally I had brown blood with discharge (but that I think was my perwhere are you period ending and maybe a yeast infection which I have meds for).

I feel better and was very hungry last night. My cramps are better but I had
This morning I have lower back pain but I think I slept funny. I feel a tiny bit uneasy but overall better although I may have a fever (that may be it ending). I have reoccurant utis though.

I know you aren't doctors but is this just a stomach bug? I know to get meds if I have a Uti. What do you think it is and what are the differences?

Can a UTI cause the stomach flu?

Derek and Samantha Johnston,
It is more usual to develop urinary tract infection after having stromach flu - or gastroenteritis. Women are especially susceptible to bacteria that may invade the urinary tract and multiply. The most common cause of UTIs are bacteria from the bowel that live on the skin near the rectum or in the vagina, which can spread and enter the urinary tract through the urethra. Once these bacteria enter the urethra, they travel upward, causing infection in the bladder and sometimes other parts of the urinary tract. Sexual intercourse is a common cause of urinary tract infections because the female anatomy can make women more prone to urinary tract infections. During sexual activity, bacteria in the vaginal area are sometimes massaged into the urethra. Gastroenteritis or the stomach flu is often called the 24 hour flu because it usually goes away by itself within a couple of days. Stomach flu is caused by bacteria, viruses and certain parasites. The bacteria, viruses and parasites can be found in soil, wild and pet animals including birds, and humans. The stomach flu occurs when the germs enter the stomach. Germs that cause the stomach flu usually enter the stomach by mouth. Even though Gastroenteritis is often called the "stomach flu," it is not caused by the influenza viruses. Stomach flu usually takes several days for symptoms to appear, so it may be that you were incubating it at the same time that you noticed your UTI. It would be somewhat unusual for the UTI to be the cause of the gastroenteritis. The primary treatment for gastroenteritis is rehydration coupled with the required medication for the cause, which is often isolated in the laboratory.


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Can Stomach Flu (gastroenteritis) cause a UTI?

I had the "Stomach Flu" for about 24 hours (definately a virus as my In-laws who we visted a day prior came down with the same things at the same time). Near the end of the worst of it...I started with symptoms of a UTI (most notably burning when voiding, burning and feeling like I have to go but nothing coming out...ect). Can the stomach flu lead to a UTI?

Is advil for stomach flu as well?

okay, so yesterday when i woke up i had a major stomach ache.
i went to eat and then took some antacids(2 tablets).
after a while i threw up. but i only threw up the antacids and not the food i ate(pancake and egg).
around one pm, i threw up the food i ate. anyways, then after i threw up it was still hurting so bad, my mom gave me some rice soup or w/e. then i threw it up right away..wasn'tlt better after .. my stomach was stable.. but that night my mom gave me advil cause i had fever. the theory was i have gastroentritis or stomach flu. but i was never able to see adoctor up to today. and now the pain went to my lower abdomen, my mom thinks i may have UTI.. but we're not sure cause my stomach still hurts from time to time and i realse gas from time to time as well. no symtoms of UTI is occuring other than that pain.. is this still stomach flu ? and why is advil working for stomach flu?
oh i forgot to mention that the day before i ate some rice that's barely cooked.. well it was almost cooked and i didn't know it wasnt fully cooked.

Stomach flu vs Food posioning?

My brother came over today saying he was so sick yesterday. He was puking and had diarrhea... which made me freak out because of the swine flu and all. As I tried to kick him out of the house, he kept saying it was food posioning, that his in-laws took him out to dinner, and he had chicken which could have been bad.

He said he was feeling great before he went to help his inlaws build a deck... then it was in the 70's yesterday so he was in the hot sun for most of the day.

Then he went to eat after taking a quick shower, and within an hour started feeling punky, then a bit after that started with diarrhea, then puking... so it had to be either food posioning, working in the heat, or both... because he was feeling great before and feeling good today.

(in fact he ate about 10 of the cookies my mom made, and a plate of casserole.) I didn't really care because I had the stomach flu once and it kind of came on suddenly. I felt ok most of the day, then started feeling light headed, then just got really sick... and I wasn't going through that again. it's been 9 years since I've puked and I want it to be 90 more years before I puke again!! so I basically kicked him out of the house and proceeded to use those Lysol wipes to sanitize places he had or may have touched. (I'm usually not that bad, but with this swine flu, with having OCD when it comes to puking, and the fact that I'm asthmatic and being sick is harder than normal on me... I freaked out.)

but that makes me wonder... how do you know if it's like a 24hr stomach bug vs. heatstroke vs. the stomach flu?

Is it really the stomach flu? look at the symptoms below?

Sounds like you have a case of gastroenteritis, which could be caused by a virus or a bacterium. Viral gastroenteritis is more commonly called the stomach flu, which is kind of a misnomer since the flu is technically a respiratory disease and is caused by the influenza virus. Viral gastroenteritis is caused by a variety of viruses, none of them the influenza. So technically there is no such thing as the stomach "flu". Bacterial gastroenteritis is usually caused by eating contaminated food (food poisoning). Usually gastroenteritis will resolve itself in a day or two but can last up to a week.

As far as the elevated WBC count in your urine, this is usually indicative of a urinary tract infection. A UTI would be responsible for the symptoms you are having (nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, etc). It's doubtful that you have a kidney infection but I would not rule it out. A kidney infection can cause nausea and vomitting but you would also likely have other symptoms such as urgent and frequent urination, painful urination, pain in groin side or back (near kidneys) and sometimes blood in the urine. Diagnosis is made with a urine test to identify bacteria and formations of white blood cells, called casts, shaped like tubes in the kidneys. I am surprised the doctor didn't tell you more. Did you just see the doctor? If so, he/she may be waiting on the results.

What cause stomach gas?

Abdominal bloating and gas pain can range from mild to severe. Most often, abdominal bloating and gas pain occur due to:GasOvereatingStressIndigestionThis type of gas pain or bloating is normal and usually go away within two hours. In cases of stomach flu, you may feel intense pain or swelling that comes and goes before each episode of vomiting or diarrhoea. Stomach virus usually goes away with rest and home care.Other causes of repeated abdominal bloating and gas pain in the lower abdomen can be:1. Ascites, accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity2. Appendicitis3. Crohn's disease, which causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal4. Viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, which causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines5. Intestinal obstruction, in which the intestine is blocked and the digested material cannot move through the digestive tract6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome7. An ovarian cyst, which is a fluid-filled sac on a woman's ovaries which causes pain in case of breakage8. Urinary tract infections (UTI)Conditions such as stomach acid reflux and indigestion can cause bloating and abdominal pain. In these cases, the pain is typically in the upper central portion of the abdomen, not the bottom.

Are bacteria in stomach and bladder related?

The quick answer to this question is no, bacteria in the stomach and the urinary tract are not related. Look at it this way—the pH of the stomach is around 2, the pH of urine is between 5 and 8. Bacteria usually don’t like very acidic places. If you are talking about “overgrowth” do you mean yeast related problems? That is different.The main thing I would urge you to do is to see a good urologist—if you really are having recurrent culture positive UTIs there is a reason for it and you need a thorough investigation. The data on patients being more genetically susceptible to UTIs are based on women with vaginal colonization. That does not apply to men.

Can urine infections cause flu like symptoms such as fever and chills?

Yes urinary tract infection can cause fever & chills but then any bacterial infection in any part of body can cause fever ,its quite a common symptom for infection ,to be precise there are some specific symptoms for each system as in case of UTI burning micturition(burning sensation while passing urine) lower abdomen pain .you can go for blood test to have a proper diagnosis