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I had sex last for the first time & ive been having headaches & feeling tired then I got the flu. My stomach rumbles & im gassy, am I pregnant ?

I had sex last for the first time & ive been having headaches & feeling tired then I got the flu. My stomach rumbles & im gassy, am I pregnant ?

Missed period?: If you missed your period by 4-5 days, do pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test 4-5 days later. 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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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I'm pregnant and everything im eating is making me very sick and nauseous. I feel like I have the flu. What can I take or do?

I'm pregnant and everything im eating is making me very sick and nauseous. I feel like I have the flu. What can I take or do?

Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I have the flu. Is there anything i can take?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant.  I have the flu.  Is there anything i can take?

Pregnancy and flu.: You should consult your doctor now. If in fact you have a strain of influenza while pregnant there is the potential to become very seriously ill. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) might be prescribed by your physician after thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Im 24 weeks pregnant and I have the flu can I take alka-seltzer plus?

NO: Alka-seltzer contains Aspirin which should not be used in pregnancy. There are some older forms of alka-seltzer that may not contain Aspirin (acetysalicilic acid) which may be ok. You would be best using a tylenol (acetaminophen) flu type produce as acetominophen is safe to use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have a headache and feel like I have the flu stuffy nose and pain in my cervix when I walk ?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have a headache and feel like I have the flu stuffy nose and pain in my cervix when I walk
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Stuffy nose in pregn: Due to hormonal changes,there changes in nasal mucosa,increased vascularity,there is increased congestion,sometimes dryness,and cleares after pregnancy,avoid any meds,as for pain in cervix ,contact your obstetrician ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have the flu while i'm pregnant?

Is it dangerous to have the flu while i'm pregnant?

Yes: It is very important to stay hydrated during a flu episode, along with keeping your temperature down. ...Read more

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If you have the flu during ovulation can it decrease your chance of falling pregnant?

If you have the flu during ovulation can it decrease your chance of falling pregnant?

Possibly: Any systemic illness can decrease conception. The body is a very delicate instrument. Any imbalance can alter a successful conception. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and have the flu realy bad is this safe or should I go to my gp?

Flu: Flu due to influenza is rare in the northern hemisphere during summer months. An alternative diagnosis should be sought if symptoms are serious and last longer than one week. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and seem to have the flu (throwing up, small fever, aches everywhere) . Is this dangerous for my baby?

I am 5 months pregnant and seem to have the flu (throwing up, small fever, aches everywhere) . Is this dangerous for my baby?

Please call your OB: So your OB can get you on meds to help you, you need to be able to keep down fluids and stay hydrated , your OB can prescribe anti-nausea meds and may or may not want to prescibe anti-flu meds and you want to keep your temperature down so please call your ob. ...Read more

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Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Aprox 80% effective: First the flu shot takes 3 weeks to build full immunity so next year take it late october this way when the season starts ( nov in the ne) you are ready. Influenza affects about 20% of the population an the vaccine gives about 80% immunity if correctly paired to the current strain. In your case you did get flu but had some immunity since it was mild. Stay hydrated! ...Read more

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41 weeks pregnant and have the flu for 4 days now with bad cough. Do I wait it out or try something like tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

See your doctor: Flu is extremely dangerous for pregnant women regardless of gestational age. If you think you have symptoms of the flu or have had contact with someone with the flu, you should see your doctor immediately. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can be prescribed for flu. ...Read more

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Can I nurse if I have the flu?

Can I nurse if I have the flu?

Yes: Since flu (influenza) is transmitted through secretions from respiratory tract, not through breast milk, it is safe to breast feed. Using face mask while nursing or in close contact with infant would be prudent. Most of the over-the-counter fever reducers and painkillers are safe as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have the flu?

YOU WILL BE SICK: You will be sick with following symptoms 1fever 100 to104degree f 2bodyaches/headache/muscle pain 3cough and nasal congestion 4 nausea/vomiting 5fatigue if you any of these symptoms you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have the flu?

Influenza: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. Your doctor can test you to see if have influenza. ...Read more

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How do I know if i have the flu?

How do I know if i  have the flu?

Fever,cough,bodyache: You are sick with following symptoms fever headache&bodyache cough and congestion nausea&vomiting loss of appetite abdominal pain if you think you have flu see your doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more