Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in almost five million people across the world. Scientists have revealed that stomach pain could be a hidden warning sign of COVID-19 infection.
The UK has officially passed the peak of the coronavirus infection.
The UK government has advised the public to remain indoors in an attempt to curb the spread of the infection.
Despite nearing the final stretch of the COVID-19 outbreak, hundreds of people are still dying in the UK everyday.
Stomach pain could be caused by the virus, researchers have now revealed.
Coronavirus patients that develop pneumatosis are more likely to have serious symptoms, and end up in hospital, warned researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, USA.
“We found bowel abnormalities on imaging in patients with COVID-19, more commonly in sicker patients who went to the intensive care units,” said Dr Rajesh Bhayana.
“Patients in the ICU can have bowel ischemia for other reasons, but we know COVID-19 can lead to clotting and small vessel injury, so bowel might also be affected by this.”
But, just because you have a tummy ache, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have coronavirus.