COVID-19 and digestion: What symptoms should you look for?

May 9, 2021  19:33

COVID-19 is considered a respiratory disease, but it also affects other organs and systems, including the digestive system.

COVID-19 symptoms in the digestive system can vary from one person to another, but some of them are found in many people who get sick.

Here are the signs that could indicate a coronavirus infection:

Diarrhea and abdominal pain

According to research, 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients experience an upset stomach accompanied by diarrhea or abdominal pain.

Loss of appetite

Chinese researchers claim that about 80% of COVID-19 patients in the country have reported a loss of appetite.


In about 10% of patients with coronavirus infection, nausea - sometimes diarrhea - occurs two days before the onset of a fever. And it thus can indicate the disease even before the onset of other symptoms.

If you experience any of these symptoms - especially if they are combined with fever, cough, fatigue - it is recommended that you see your doctor and get tested for the coronavirus.

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