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Is stomach flu an early sign of pregnancy?

Is stomach flu an early sign of pregnancy?

No: Stomach flu is not a sign of pregnancy. But some women may experience nausea and / or vomiting. Take a home pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 6 days late and i'm experiencing diarrhea and nausea. I been like this for 5 hrs now... Is this a sign or early pregnancy? Or just a stomach flu?

I'm 6 days late and i'm experiencing diarrhea and nausea. I been like this for 5 hrs now... Is this a sign or early pregnancy? Or just a stomach flu?

Flu Season: First 'diarrhea and nausea' are in no way signs of pregnancy. It is the flu season, so i would chalk this up to that. Second, if you were sexual during your ovulation and you are missing a period we no longer just sit and wonder, we go get a pregnancy test. These are readily available everywhere, even in pennsylvania. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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What are the signs of having a stomach flu?

What are the signs of having a stomach flu?

Vomiting/fever: These symptoms are no specific or limited to a stomach flu, but may be the only presenting signs. ...Read more

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Recently, i've been stressed, tired and constipated. When i did poop the color is yellowish, but now its dark green. Is this a sign of stomach flu?

Recently, i've been stressed, tired and constipated. When i did poop the color is yellowish, but now its dark green. Is this a sign of stomach flu?

No: Many things cause constipation. Stress is one. Get lots of rest, drink lots of water, eat fruit and if needed get miralax. It is safe and effective over several days. Stomach flu makes you feel sick. If you are feeling well stool color is not important unless you see blood. That requires immediate investigation. You may need stress management if you can't manage on your own. Read up on it. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

Drink plenty of clear liquids
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Rest and relax as much as you can
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After 24 hours, slowly increase your diet to soft foods and increase
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Is constipation a sign of the stomach flu?

Is constipation a sign of the stomach flu?

Not usually: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, headache, fever, and chills are normal symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

Replace fluids carefully to avoid dehydration
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See doctor if symptoms persist
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Gradually add solid food back when improving
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What are the first signs of a stomach flu?

What are the first signs of a stomach flu?

Sxs: You might experience a drop in appetite. Nausea could occur as well as loose bowel movement. One may experience stomach cramps, vomiting, fever, fatigue or generalized aching. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more

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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis. Typical symptoms of a "stomach flu" included vomiting and diarrhea. Another name ...Read more

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