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Diarrhea Before Labor
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Food after sickness: This will vary, but usually start with clears. If okay advance to soft, mushy food (banana, rice, oatmeal) and as better move to a regular diet. Don't overindulge too early and avoid the alcohol soda until better. Starting a probiotic can help your body's healthy gut bacteria recover faster. Drink lots of water. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant, loose stool, decreased appetite, cramps, BH contractions getting stronger, nauseous, baby weighed 6lbs @ 33 weeks. Labor soon?
37 weeks & 3 day I'm constipated I'm having lots of braxtion hick contractions does this mean real labor will begin soon?
No: if soon means within a month, then yes. if soon means with a day, then probably not. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant just got diarrhea, already 2 1/2 CM dilated as of last week, is labor coming soon? If so how soon after diarrhea does labor start?
Unpredictable: There is no way to predict exactly how long it will be until labor, although all of these signs you mention suggest it may not be long. Call your doctor if you are contracting every 5 minutes, you think that you have started leaking amniotic fluid, or if you have vaginal bleeding. Also call if you have decreased fetal movement. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was sick after action to Mexico (vomiting, diarrhea, chills, fever) and still have only diarrhea 3 weeks later, no solid passing of foods. Frustrated!
Get stool checked: Most cases of traveler's diarrhea clear up quickly after return. If you are still having symptoms after 3 weeks, there may be a more serious problem, or one that needs treatment. A stool analysis and culture, and a check for parasites (ameba) may be in order to identify the cause. A short course of antibiotics may also be worth it if you haven't had any yet. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant, just took my last procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor. When will i go into labor?
11wks pregnant. 3 days of abdominal cramping from horrible diarrhea. Chills a lot of cramping. Can i take imodium (loperamide)?
Yes: Yes you can take Imodium (loperamide) as it is considered safe in pregnancy. Some word of caution. Make sure you don't have an infection that caused your diarrhea, as anti diarrhea meds can make the infection worse. Also take with caution because in pregnancy you can easily go from diarrhea to constipation. I recommend you see your OB to diagnose the cause of diarrhea. ...Read more
Luckily never before had any classic symptoms of period/PMS. experiencing today strong abdominal cramping & diarrhea (day before period).Unusual, why?
Not abnormal: The exact reasons why diarrhea occurs during your period aren't fully understood, but it is quite common and often tied to menstrual cramps. Believed to be at the root of the cause are prostaglandins, chemicals released during your period that allow the uterus, and thus the intestines, to contract. ...Read more
38wk pregnant lost plug. Mild period like cramps for 16 hours-constant w/no begin/end. Diarrhea. Labor? Should i go to hospital? 3cm 80% -2station on thur
YOU SHOULD CALL YOUR: Ob now and follow your ob's instructions, if u were my pt i would send u to the labor room to see if u are in true labor, if u are then u will stay , if u are not and u and the baby are ok then i would induce u at 39 weeks since u are not supposed to induce before that unless there is a problem. ...Read more
39weeks 1day pregnant, 3rd child. Thick white milky discharge today. Mucus plug? How long before labor starts? BH for days but no real contractions
Irrelevant: unfortunately, just because you have a loss of your mucus plug, does it mean that you will go into labor. Your cervix is just beginning to change and making more mucus. Your cervix always make mucus even while you are in labor. Don't expect anything until you begin to have consistent contractions. Seems like you still have a whole week left, not to worry, good luck. ...Read more
Is it still viral gastroenteritis if diarrhea began BEFORE vomiting? Diarrhea for 3 hrs, then vomiting too, now just watery diarrhea. 27/F. Scared.
Yes, can be viral: The order of diarrhea and vomiting doesn't predict whether what you have is viral since can present both ways. Should you have bloody diarrhea or fever over 102 F then would go to your doctor. More than likely you have viral gastroenteritis and will run its course over 3 to 5 days. Can try some peptobismol ...Read more
7 weeks after stopping antibiotics, normal stool this morning, hour later watery diharrhea. C.Diff?
Unlikely: At 30 weeks, unless you have had these same symptoms the entire pregnancy that's not hyper emesis gravidarum. If this is new onset, I think it would be wise to be checked out right away. Dehydration in pregancy can lead to serious complications and even preterm labor. I suggest going into the emergency room or labor and delivery after you call OB. When you are pregnant you need to be extra careful ...Read more
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