Doctors are concerned about a possible new symptom from the COVID-19 Delta variant, according to Bloomberg News.

What are COVID-19 symptoms for the so-called Delta variant?

Per the New York Post, there are a wide range of symptoms that people suffer if they’re infected with the Delta variant (which was originally discovered in India) of COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hearing loss
  • Joint pain

New symptoms for COVID-19 in Delta variant:

Dr. Ganesh Manudhane, a Mumbai cardiologist, told Bloomberg News there’s a newer symptom he has had to treat patients for when it comes to the Delta variant — small blood clots.

  • “I saw three to four cases the whole of last year, and now it’s one patient a week,” Manudhane told Bloomberg.
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Manudhane told Bloomberg he was surprised to find that the patients had no coagulation problems before getting COVID-19.

  • “We suspect it could be because of the new virus variant,” he said.
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Dr. Abdul Ghafur, an infectious disease physician in India, told Bloomberg he has treated more patients with diarrhea in this wave of COVID-19 than in the first wave.

  • “Last year, we thought we had learned about our new enemy, but it changed. This virus has become so, so unpredictable,” Ghafur said.

Are these totally new COVID-19 symptoms?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 patients have suffered from diarrhea and gastrointestinal issues.

  • In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that 99 of 204 COVID-19 patients in China’s Hubei providence went to the hospital “with one or more digestive symptoms as their chief complaint, according to the study.
  • At the time of the study, China’s Hubei providence was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
  • The study said: “Moreover, as the severity of the disease increased, digestive symptoms become more pronounced. Patients without digestive symptoms were more likely to be cured and discharged at the time of this study than patients with digestive symptoms.”

As for blood clots, there has been some indication that COVID-19 can create blood clots, which can lead to strokes, heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms, as the Deseret News reported.

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