Following the deadly outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, the doctors are learning more and more symptoms of the dreaded virus. As a new development in this, the doctors have found out that having an upset stomach might be a key symptom for a mild COVID-19 form.
"Digestive problems, particularly diarrhea, can be the first clue in a unique sub-group of patients who are infected with the new corona virus, but don't have the more well-known warning signs", a new study made by the American Journal of Gastroenterology said.
"Of course, we're very focused on the lungs because that's what can cause people to die. But this virus, if it gets into your saliva and you swallow it, can then enter the intestinal system," the study added.
"If you unfurl your intestines, you have almost a tennis court worth of surface area. So you have this huge area where the virus can just start to replicate itself over and over again," Dr. Brennan Spiegel, study co-author and director of health services research at the Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles said.