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Kristen, it's funny that you posted this as this was my experience this past weekend as well.  I have chronic issues with bowel obstructions and pouchitis so when I start to get stomach flu like symptoms, I'm always asking myself whether or not it's a virus or if it's a partial obstruction or severe pouchitis causing me problems.  I was in the hospital last year for an issue that was unlikely an obstruction or pouchitis, and it was assumed to be a very serious virus (water-like diarrhea hourly for almost a week).

In the end, this weekend, I'm hoping that it was a stomach bug, because my kids had a bug a week prior.  I think you'll have to take each episode as they come.  I was able to tolerate foods and liquids the next day and had a full recovery 2-3 days later.  I've had partial obstructions that were confirmed by x-ray that were mild like this too though.  With my history, I just need to keep on eye on everything and pray for the best.  

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