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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Had Gastroenteritis, got extremely sick the day of my period. Period was abnormally much lighter (2 days, usually 5/heavy). Due to sickness? Pregnant?

Had Gastroenteritis, got extremely sick the day of my period. Period was abnormally much lighter (2 days, usually 5/heavy). Due to sickness? Pregnant?

Possible: It wouldn't hurt to take a pregnancy test. A light period with positive pregnancy test can sometimes happen with impending miscarriage or ectopic (pregnancy outside the uterus.) If you are not pregnant, gastrointestinal illness, or even endometriosis (condition where uterine lining tissue also grows in the pelvic) may be to blame. See your provider to clarify. ...Read more

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What happens if you are pregnant and get the stomach flu?

What happens if you are pregnant and get the stomach flu?

Agree w Dr. Lutwick: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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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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25 wk pregnant on Zofran (ondansetron) 4 stomach flu haven't vomited but have severe ddiahra is that normal? And i can't eat

25 wk pregnant on Zofran (ondansetron) 4 stomach flu haven't vomited but have severe ddiahra is that normal? And i can't eat

Yes and No: It's normal to have the symptoms you are having when you have the stomach flu. If you are able to keep liquids down, then you just have to let the diarrhea pass, don't take any medication for the diarrhea. If you cannot keep liquids down (juice, water, etc.) then you need to go to urgent care or doctor for IV fluids. Very easy to get dehydrated when pregnant. If blood in diarrhea --> see doc. ...Read more

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I am 7.5 weeks pregnant and have the stomach flu I have not kept any fluids or food in my system for over 24 hours what should I do?

Call your OB: It sounds as though you may be dehydrated and in need of some IV fluid hydration. If you don't have an OB established yet, see your regular doctor or go to an urgent care or er. ...Read more

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11 weeks pregnant how can I tell if I have stomach flu or if it's the pregnancy?

11 weeks pregnant how can I tell if I have stomach flu or if it's the pregnancy?

Versus: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. In early pregnancy you may experience tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist. ...Read more

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Can my granddaughter take promethazine, she is 5 mos. pregnant? This is for stomach flu not morning sickness?

Can my granddaughter take promethazine, she is 5 mos. pregnant? This is for stomach flu not morning sickness?

She should discuss: this with her obstetrician. It is generally not recommended during pregnancy, but if her doctor determines there is more benefit than risk, it may be indicated. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding with stomach flu - could the two be related? Not pregnant, 44 yrs. Old. Son also got stomach flu.

Vaginal bleeding with stomach flu - could the two be related? Not pregnant, 44 yrs. Old. Son also got stomach flu.

Yes: Any stress, whether physical or emotional, can cause changes in the hormonal levels and can result in bleeding that you are not expecting. If it is due to your stomach flu problem, the bleeding pattern should return to normal when the " flu" resolves. If you get better, but the bleeding continues then you should be evaluated for more serious causes of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more