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Gastroenteritis (cont.)

Gastroenteritis Diagnosis

Gastroenteritis is often self-limiting, and the care is supportive designed to control symptoms and prevent dehydration. Tests may not be needed.

If the symptoms persist for a prolonged period of time, the health care professional may consider blood and stool tests to determine the cause of the vomiting and diarrhea.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/15/2013

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