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Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Probably not.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can flu-like symptoms be a sign of pregnancy? also, what are the pregnancy symptoms that come by the 2nd week?

Can flu-like symptoms be a sign of pregnancy? also, what are the pregnancy symptoms that come by the 2nd week?

No: Flu like symptoms are not the sign of pregnancy. Pregnancy may have symptoms like sleepiness, nausea, headache and besides missed periods one can have breast engorged and tender. Of course these vary from women to women. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms while menstrual bleeding-possible pregnancy?

Flu like symptoms while menstrual bleeding-possible pregnancy?

No, : If you are having your period then you are not pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms in 2ww ttc, is this a possible early pregnancy sign, now on cycle day 22 of 28 day cycle had other common symtoms too for a few days?

Flu like symptoms in 2ww ttc, is this a possible early pregnancy sign, now on cycle day 22 of 28 day cycle had other common symtoms too for a few days?

Wishful thinking.: Unfortunately a flulike illness is a flulike illness. Some people say that pregnancy will decrease your immune system however it would not present as a flulike illness. ...Read more

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Hi my af is due in three days i took cheap pregnancy tests the past two days both neg. Sense of smell is strong also flu like symptoms cud I be preg?

Hi my af is due in three days i took cheap pregnancy tests the past two days both neg. Sense of smell is strong also flu like symptoms cud I be preg?

Probably not: Most home pregnancy tests are accurate and reliable, but if you feel unsure about the results you should have a test done in a clinic or at the health department. If your period is not due for 3 days, wait to see if it starts. If it is one week late, try repeating a pregnancy test or having one done in at a clinic or health department. In the meantime, take Folic Acid supplements. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms for a father to be what all could happen is flu like symptoms blurry vision normal?

Pregnancy symptoms for a father to be what all could happen is flu like symptoms blurry vision normal?

Expecting fathers: Usually fathers gain weight and have nausea. Flu like symptoms during the flu season are likely to be flu. ...Read more

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Missed Menstrual Cycle now 8 days, but negative pregnancy test. Now I'm experiencing flu like symptoms. Can I possibly be pregnant?

Missed Menstrual Cycle now 8 days, but negative pregnancy test.  Now I'm experiencing flu like symptoms.  Can I possibly be pregnant?

Unlikely: The two issues may be unrelated. If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 8 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about 3 weeks ago I am not on birth control but I took plan B the next day. It also happened the first day of my period. I have had flu like symptoms and still no period. I took 2 pregnancy tests and they both came out negative. Am I

I had unprotected sex about 3 weeks ago I am not on birth control but I took plan B the next day. It also happened the first day of my period. I have had flu like symptoms and still no period. I took 2 pregnancy tests and they both came out negative. Am I

Not likely: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at more than three weeks after sex, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Plan B can upset the normal rhythm of periods. You should repeat the test in 4-5days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea cause flu like symptoms?

Can gonorrhea cause flu like symptoms?

PID possible: Gonorrhea can certainly go beyond a simple cervical infection and become a more serious infection, called pid. If you have been diagnosed with gonorrhea and are having more "systemic" symptoms, then you need to contact your doctor. If, as you say, are having other things like mouth ulcers, then talk to your doctor about the possibility of some other type of infection as well. ...Read more

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What could cause flu-like symptoms and seizures?

What could cause flu-like symptoms and seizures?

A couple of ideas: A case of viral meningitis could do this, or dehydration affecting electrolyte balances, for example. ...Read more

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Can alcohol withdraw or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

Can alcohol withdraw or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

Some for both: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Alcoholics anonymous is a mainstay for sobriety. ...Read more

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What can cause flu like symptoms every time I have sex?

What can cause flu like symptoms every time I have sex?

You. may be ....: Having a reaction to , if it is being used, spermicidal jelly or even the condum. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause flu like symptoms ?

Can HPV cause flu like symptoms ?

No: Hpv is similar to weeds in your lawn.It grows where the virus starts & doesn't go further unless it seeds another surface. It does not enter your blood like a flu or move through your body.It's symptoms arise from the physical changes at the location it infects. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause flu like symptoms?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor and is used to treat acid reflux. The most common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain and headache. Less common symptoms include low magnesium, irregular heart beat, muscle spasms and even seizures. C. Difficile diarrhea is possible, too. This is usually a persistent diarrhea that is unrelenting. These should be evaluated and the medicine stopped. ...Read more

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Does Imitrex cause flu like symptoms? How long will it last? Felt really off for about 7 hours now.

Does Imitrex cause flu like symptoms? How long will it last? Felt really off for about 7 hours now.

Drug side effects:: Any drug, medicine, supplement has the potential to have side effects. Some minor, some serious. Some common, some rare. Sumatriptan (Imitrex), can cause any of several side effects in SOME people. Not everyone gets every side effect. Some people get none. If you have chest pain, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, go to ER. See this page: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/imitrex-side-effects.htm ...Read more

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Is it possible that training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?

Not usually: For those with compromise of lymphatic drainage, manual lymphatic drainage moves the lymph fluid around the blocked area and gets it to where it needs to go. The movement of the lymph fluid which may contain bacteria, fungus, viruses or very digested food goes finally to the big blood vessels to be sent to processing areas. Training probably does not add much movement to already moving lymph. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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