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Can severe cold or 99-100 degree fever harm my baby as I m 14 week pregnant

Can severe cold or 99-100 degree fever harm my baby as I m 14 week pregnant

No: That is not a high enough temperature to cause harm to your baby. Get plenty of rest and fluids and let your cold run its' course. Higher fever like 101, or other concerning symptoms warrant a visit to your OB. Don't forget to get a flu shot when available? ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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I'm 15 weeks pregnant with 100.9 degrees temperature. Is this a fever or normal temprature for pregos?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant with 100.9 degrees temperature. Is this a fever or normal temprature for pregos?

A Fever: Do you have any other symptoms? You might want to get checked out by your obstetrician. At least you are past the first trimester! ...Read more

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Is it okay to let a 100.7 degree fever run its course w/o taking meds in early pregnancy (7.5wks)? If fever rises, at what temp should I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it okay to let a 100.7 degree fever run its course w/o taking meds in early pregnancy (7.5wks)? If fever rises, at what temp should I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) IsPrettySafe: It depends on how you feel. If you can eat and drink normally and feel fairly well, then a temperature of 101-102 will be tolerated fairly well. Over 102 I'd take something even if I felt OK. It also depends on what may be causing the fever, no matter how high. If it's a minor "viral" illness like a cold, no problem, but if you have some other serious medical problem then even 100.7 could be worrisome ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I have a fever of 100 degrees f. I also feel really sick and weak. Should I go to the er?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I have a fever of 100 degrees f. I also feel really sick and weak. Should I go to the er?

You are not dying: No. You should not go to the er. You should try to stay hydrated and get your fever down. If you cannot do this well then you call and have your OB paged first. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a 100 fever while pregnant?

Is it bad to have a 100 fever while pregnant?

Fever: That depends what is causing it. If it becomes persistent rather than a single episode would consult with your obstetrician, but it is likely that this will vanish quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fever of 100 a sign of ovulation or pregnancy?

Fever of 100 a sign of ovulation or pregnancy?

Neither: It's not a reliable sign of either one; normal human body temperatures go up to about 100.5. ...Read more

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Why pregnant woman have fever?

Why pregnant woman have fever?

Possible infection: Unless the cause of the fever (the flu for instance) is obvious, when you are pregnant it is particularly important that you be checked and the cause of the fever identified if possible. While it is probably not serious, there are some very serious conditions which need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant woman take for fever?

Get a Dx: Fever is a symptom get in & get a DX 4 the fever & follow ur md's advise. ...Read more

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Are fever and nasue symptoms of pregnancy?

Are fever and nasue symptoms of pregnancy?

Normally a fever: Is not seen with a healthy pregnancy. Nausea can occur but is not diagnostic. Take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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Is it a sign that you have fever in pregnancy?

I would not consider: Having a fever a sign that you are pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Do you run a fever when you first get pregnant?

Not usually: The temperature usually rises after ovulation (about one half degree) - but that is not enough to qualify as being febrile. Pregnancy will prolog that slight increase, but again that is not enough to be considered "running a fever". ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if I have a fever while pregnant?

Is it dangerous if I have a fever while pregnant?

Yes: A prolonged high fever, esp. In early preg. Can result in risk of damage to the developing infant. How high is too high? Certainly over 104 but I would treat any fever esp. Over 101. This is the reason we discourage hot tube use, over 100 for over 10 min. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant and im running a fever what can I take?

I'm 5 months pregnant and im running a fever what can I take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) only.: Only Acetaminophen (tylenol) is safe for fever control during pregnancy (no motrin/advil/aleve). You must, however, see your obstetrician asap (or go to the er) for any fever during pregnancy.! ...Read more

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If pregnant can I be around a child who is diagnosed with rheumatic fever?

If pregnant can I be around a child who is diagnosed with rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic fever: This condition is a result of having untreated strep throat. Usually once diagnosed the patient will receive belated therapy with antibiotics and not transmit the strep to others. We are frequently exposed to persons with strep and do not necessarily acquire it. ...Read more

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Can you have a fever during early pregnancy as early as 2 weeks in the pregnancy?

Can you have a fever during early pregnancy as early as 2 weeks in the pregnancy?

If you are sick: You can have a fever anytime during pregnancy. It won't be caused by the pregnancy though. It would be caused by whatever is making you sick. Fever is not normal ever during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Am 38weeks pregnant and have persistent fever nd headache in this week is it normal?

Am 38weeks pregnant and have persistent fever nd headache in this week is it normal?

Probably not: You should call your OB if you have persistent headache & especially if you have fever. You're at term, you want to make sure you do not have preeclampsia (sx - ha, nausea, swelling, visual changes), or any early infections so close to your due date. Go to l&d if your doc is unavailable to get checked & more importantly, have your baby checked. ...Read more

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Would getting a fever during implentation interfere with your chances of getting pregnant?

Would getting a fever during implentation interfere with your chances of getting pregnant?

Confused: If it is during implantation you are pregnant. The fever should not interfere with the process of implantation ...Read more

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I was pregnant and I had a fever of 104.4 I had it for a week and a half would the fever hurt my baby?

I was pregnant and I had a fever of 104.4 I had it for a week and a half would the fever hurt my baby?

Maybe...: A fever of 104.4 is quite high. Studies have shown that high fever in pregnancy can cause problems with the baby. This is especially true of the high fever is in the first trimester. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your Ob provider. You may need special ultrasounds to look at the baby or monitor growth. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hello docs, my wife is 7weeks pregnant and for the past 3weeks she has fever and feels generally ill only at night. What could be the cause?

7 wks with fever: She definitely needs to call her OB and let her know that this has been ongoing. 1-2 days of a fever is not concerning but 3 weeks of a fever needs to be evaluated and the pregnancy needs to evaluated as being viable. Please call your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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