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im pregnant and have food poisoning should i go to the hospital

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Although food poisoning can be miserable in general it will not hurt the fetus. Most cases can be managed at home and resolve in 24-48 hours. The key ... Read More
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Absolutely, call your OB or go to the hospital if you truly believe it is food poisoning. Certain organisms will not cure themselves with time, but on ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely - better safe than sorry! what may seem normal could develop into something worse. Be proactive and stay on top of potential risks.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually: Food poisoning will often resolve on its own, and in most cases there is no treatment other than hydration. Some reasons to go to the hospital are: ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Anything possible: Without seeing and examining you it is not possible to respond intelligently to the question. If the bleeding continues however would definitely recom ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Vomiting.: Typically they’d start with an examination supported by blood testing and a CT scan to confirm the mechanism of illness and potentially entertain othe ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on type: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. H ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
DRINK WATER!: Do you mean getting food poisoning and ending up in the hospital because of it?Usually food poisoning is self limiting, lasting 24-72 hours at most.Th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Testarmata
39 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, no need: Usually this is self limiting, gets better on its own. You are already improving. Try a diet that binds you now - BRAT diet - bananas, rice, apples. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please re-submit and: ask a question. It is likely about food poisoning. Please stay in contact w/your doc. Sorry this happened to you. Speedy recovery.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniela Gerard
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Should not last week: Food poisoning should NOT last weeks! If you are still having symptoms, there is probably something else going on and you should see your doctor or a ... Read More

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