Coronavirus symptoms: Two major stomach issues signalling a possible COVID-19 infection

Coronavirus symptoms: Two major stomach issues signalling a possible COVID-19 infection

Coronavirus latest updated figures shows 51,608 cases of infections with 5,373 deaths from COVID-19. This comes as news was announced last night that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to ICU for his persistent symptoms, including a dry cough. COVID-19 has two major symptoms which we are all hyper-vigilant of: a temperature or fever and a dry, continuous cough. As the pandemic rages on, however, and doctors become more finely attuned to the myriad ways that the disease can manifest, so less obvious symptoms emerge. Feeling any of these two symptoms in your stomach could signal a possible infection.

If a person feels either pain in the abdomen or is experiencing diarrhoea it’s imperative, they carefully monitor themselves and if a fever or cough develops too, they need to be extra cautious.

Scientists from Tongji Medical College looked at data from patients to analyse the different symptoms COVID-19 patients experienced.

The results from the research indicated digestive symptoms were prevalent with 117 patients.

Additionally, 58 percent reported having diarrhoea and 20 percent of them having diarrhoea as the first warning symptom of an infection.

Alongside diarrhoea, a pain in the abdomen has also come up as a potential warning symptom of COVID-19.

A bad stomach might be more commonly associated with bugs such as the norovirus.

However, some patients have reported pain in the abdomen before developing the other more commonly known symptoms.

This pain can include abdominal pains including stomach cramps or a dull ache in the tummy.

Mr Hirsch added that the city’s hospitals were seeing far more patients who have tested positive for the deadly virus also displaying symptoms of only pain in the abdomen.

It’s important to note that pain in the abdomen and diarrhoea could be caused by a myriad of other health conditions and does not necessarily signal a possible COVID-19 infection.

Monitor your stomach issues and if other symptoms emerge take the necessary precautions.

Published at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:32:00 +0000