I wanted to let you guys know what the guidance is to GI doctors regarding COVID-19. There can be some gastrointestinal symptoms that appear before the respiratory symptoms. Specifically they say, “The incidence of GI symptoms including nausea and/or diarrhea are uncertain with some reports below 5% and others at 50%.3,4 There have been some reports of isolated diarrhea preceding cough and fever.”
While many of us have nausea and diarrhea often, note that if you have nausea and/or diarrhea before onset of fever and cough, please contact your doctor’s office regarding a potential infection.
Also many endoscopies and colonoscopies are still taking place. Please let your doctor know if you have one of these procedures scheduled and have nausea and/or diarrhea.
Here is what the doctors are reading. Just something to keep in mind and stay safe out there!