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Mild Diarrhea And Cramping For Four Days, Starting Sunday After

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Question: Mild diarrhea and cramping for four days, starting Sunday after two rich meals (I can have a sensitive stomach). No other symptoms, want to make sure I don't need to worry that it's related to Covid. I do understand GI issues can be a symptom.
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (4 minutes later)
Just clarifying that my main question is whether I should be concerned that this could be Covid-related, given that I have none of the more common or classic Covid symptoms at all.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is not COVID related!

Detailed Answer:
HI and thanks so much for this query.

For sure your symptoms are not COVID related. While some mild GI symptoms could be associated with covid, they rarely show up without typical covid symptoms. Continue respecting measures of social distancing, regular mask use, frequent hand washing and avoid touching the face as much as possible.

I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me as you please.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Thank you, this provides peace of mind!
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (12 hours later)
Thanks for your reply, that gives me peace of mind. One quick follow up question - can it Typically take several days to achieve solid vowel movements after an intestinal upset? I feel fine otherwise but am still contending with loose stools two or three times a day. I am already taking a probiotic. Any specific foods I should eat or avoid? Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No need for specific food types!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up.

There is really no need for specialized foods at this time. The consistency of stools and frequency would improve over the coming days. There is nothing specific required from your end.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Mild Diarrhea And Cramping For Four Days, Starting Sunday After

Just clarifying that my main question is whether I should be concerned that this could be Covid-related, given that I have none of the more common or classic Covid symptoms at all.