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Do I Have The Flu Or 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
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
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
Flu like symptoms, periods 8 days late. Can you get these symptoms in early pregnancy or do I have the flu? Can the flu mess up your cycle?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: Any systemic illness can decrease conception. The body is a very delicate instrument. Any imbalance can alter a successful conception. ...Read more
I am 5 months pregnant and seem to have the flu (throwing up, small fever, aches everywhere) . Is this dangerous for my baby?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
39 weeks pregnant and have the flu with lots of stuffy noise would that be a problem if i go into labor now because i can't breathe through my noise?
Decongestants: Your doctor will be able to provide decongestants, if needed. ...Read more
I might have the flu. My head hurts, back hurts, eyes until the bridge of my nose hurts, cough, runny nose, im sneezing constantly, and im pregnant.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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