Posted By Author on May 26, 2022
COVID-19 shares many symptoms with the flu, sometimes making it difficult to diagnose. Symptoms like diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can be associated with both COVID-19 and other everyday illnesses – but a trained gastroenterologist can help! Our GI specialists have provided some useful insights below, so take a look!
The CDC lists gastrointestinal issues as potential COVID-19 symptoms, along with shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, loss of taste/smell, etc. While diarrhea, nausea and vomiting are often less common symptoms, it is best to consult a trained gastroenterologist to be on the safe side. Your GI specialist can help determine whether your symptoms are COVID-related or due to a common illness like the flu.
A wide variety of symptoms are now associated with COVID-19, ranging from mild to life-threatening. Watch for symptoms 2 to 14 days after virus exposure, including the following:
Those with gastrointestinal issues may experience these unpleasant symptoms, leaving them feeling less than their best.
While symptoms vary, you may experience the following:
One of these causes could be to blame for nausea:
Vomiting can be accompanied by these symptoms:
There is an extensive list of causes for vomiting, so be sure to visit your GI specialist if symptoms persist.
Patients with diarrhea may experience the following:
Dehydration is a serious side effect of diarrhea, making it more important than ever to drink plenty of fluids. Symptoms may include:
If you are experiencing GI symptoms, there’s no need to suffer in silence. Our team of board certified gastroenterologists is here to help, offering a higher standard of caring to patients throughout the Lowcountry. We can also help determine the cause of your symptoms, whether you’re suffering from COVID-19, a common illness or a more serious condition.
Plus, we’ve made great care convenient with four area locations – open five days a week! And there’s no referral needed. Contact the GI center nearest you to schedule an appointment!
Disclaimer: Information on this page is sourced from the Center for Diseases Control Prevention (CDC) website. In the event of a discrepancy between the information on CharlestonGI.com and the CDC website, please follow CDC’s guidance.