Gastrointestinal infections are caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. With these three main causes, they also serve as the main types of gastrointestinal infections. To be more specific, infections may be caused by E. coli, salmonella, norovirus, rotavirus, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium.
Concern for gastrointestinal infections typically start when a patient identifies abdominal cramps, discomfort, and diarrhea. Although, other symptoms include vomiting, loss of appetite, dehydration, mucus or blood in the stool, nausea, fever, muscle aches, headache, and weight loss. While symptoms usually only last for a few days, they may persist for up to 14 days.
If you are experiencing gastrointestinal infection symptoms, you should visit your general practitioner or GI doctor. Patients may also book a virtual consultation with a trusted telemedicine provider.
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