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Today i realised i have diarrhoea, nothing major just a stomach ache and the runs, according to the internet I should experience nausea and vomiting. However, I am not experiencing this and it’s been 3 hours since my last run. Have I got gastroenteritis and I will experience vomiting later or have I got the runs with no side effects?
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Today i realised i have diarrhoea, nothing major just a stomach ache and the runs, according to the internet I should experience nausea and vomiting. However, I am not experiencing this and it’s been 3 hours since my last run. Have I got gastroenteritis and I will experience vomiting later or have I got the runs with no side effects?
Unlikely you've got gastroenteritis (i.e. caused by a viral or more commonly bacterial infection), unless you're vomiting and have a fever.

Most likely you ate something dodgy. Just drink lots of fluids (water preferably) to replace what you lost from the diarrhoea, avoid greasy foods, and rest, it'll clear up.
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Unlikely you've got gastroenteritis (i.e. caused by a viral or more commonly bacterial infection), unless you're vomiting and have a fever.

Most likely you ate something dodgy. Just drink lots of fluids (water preferably) to replace what you lost from the diarrhoea, avoid greasy foods, and rest, it'll clear up.
Thanks, i did have 2 coffees today and I am a teenager so i’m not sure if that means anything, I don’t want to eat yet as i don’t want it to be worse
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Diarrhoea is not automatically linked to nausea and vomiting. You can have one without the other.
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Thanks, i did have 2 coffees today and I am a teenager so i’m not sure if that means anything, I don’t want to eat yet as i don’t want it to be worse
Is this the first time you've had coffee?

Coffee irritates the bowel in some people and can cause or aggravate IBS. I would avoid drinking any coffee until your diarrhoea clears up.

You can also buy Imodium from a pharmacy which will stop your diarrhoea, if it's really bad, or if it's interfering with anything (e.g. work or other duties).
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Is this the first time you've had coffee?

Coffee irritates the bowel in some people and can cause or aggravate IBS. I would avoid drinking any coffee until your diarrhoea clears up.

You can also buy Imodium from a pharmacy which will stop your diarrhoea, if it's really bad, or if it's interfering with anything (e.g. work or other duties).
I have cofffee every couple days, never twice a day though
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I have cofffee every couple days, never twice a day though
More than likely it was something else you ate or drank then.

One sure way to find out is to wait a few days till you're completely cleared up, have the same two coffees again, and see what happens.
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More than likely it was something else you ate or drank then.

One sure way to find out is to wait a few days till you're completely cleared up, have the same two coffees again, and see what happens.
Could be the milk I had in them also, when do you recommend I eat?
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Could be the milk I had in them also, when do you recommend I eat?
No it's not the milk, unless your lactose intolerant.

There's no reason to be fasting - you should be eating. Just eat more plain foods (e.g. toast, potatoes), and avoid greasy foods.
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