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Dengue is spread through the bite of the female mosquito Aedes aegypti. Its main symptom is low platelet count in the blood. Along with this, common symptoms like headache, high fever, skin rash, pain behind the eyes and joint pain are seen in dengue. Some symptoms of dengue can also be serious, such as abdominal pain, vomiting, vomiting blood, blood in the stool and extreme weakness. In this article, we will discuss stomach pain in dengue.

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  1. Is abdominal pain a serious symptom of dengue?
  2. Causes of abdominal pain in dengue
  3. Treatment of acute abdominal pain in dengue
  4. What to avoid in dengue
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Abdominal pain in dengue

Abdominal pain is a serious symptom of dengue. According to research, some cases of dengue fever have been reported where the patients experienced pain in the right side of the abdomen along with excessive vomiting. When the CT scan of the patient's abdomen was done, the rectus sheath hematoma was confirmed. Rectus sheath hematoma is a condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of blood outside the blood vessel.

These severe symptoms of dengue start appearing 24-48 hours after you notice a high fever. If you or anyone in your family has other serious symptoms such as vomiting (at least 3 times in 24 hours), bleeding nose or bleeding gums, vomiting blood or blood in stools you should see a doctor immediately as the patient is in dire need of treatment.

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According to the WHO, patients suffering from certain conditions during dengue may experience abdominal pain. Abdominal pain in dengue can be due to subserosal fluid collection and a thickened gallbladder. Apart from this, people with organ-related conditions such as hepatitis, acalculous cholecystitis, pancreatitis, appendicitis and peptic ulcer may experience abdominal pain in dengue. In some cases, abdominal pain occurs during dengue due to indigestion or constipation, but it is temporary.

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In case of severe abdominal pain in dengue, contact the doctor immediately as abdominal pain can be very serious. Depending on the severity of the dengue patient’s condition, the doctor may prescribe some medicines to them. Apart from this, dengue patients are advised to consume more and more liquids. In case of abdominal pain and vomiting, the doctor may prescribe electrolytes. Depending on the situation, the doctor may also recommend hospitalization after some tests, as you may need extra monitoring during this time.

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If you experience stomach pain in dengue, you should stay away from spicy food. If you eat spicy food during dengue treatment, it can lead to the accumulation of acid in the stomach. Since dengue weakens your immune system, it also affects your gut. In such cases, consuming spicy food may lead to problems like bloating, acidity and stomach ache. Therefore, it’s best to avoid spices as much as possible. Apart from this, there are some other things that dengue patients need to avoid like:

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Abdominal pain is one of the serious symptoms of dengue. So if you are having stomach pain along with fever, do not ignore it. In case of abdominal pain accompanied by fever, contact a doctor immediately to avoid the condition becoming more serious.

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Dr. Arun R

Dr. Arun R

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Dr. Neha Gupta

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