Symptoms of gastroenteritis

The main symptoms of gastroenteritis are:

  • sudden, watery diarrhoea
  • feeling sick
  • vomiting, which can be projectile
  • a mild fever

Some people also have other symptoms, such as a loss of appetite, an upset stomach , aching limbs and headaches .

The symptoms usually appear up to a day after becoming infected. They typically last less than a week, but can sometimes last longer.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018