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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. John Landi
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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more