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Doctor insights on: Is Diarrhea Considered To Be A Sign Of Pregnancy Or Miscarriage

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Diagnosed with a miscarriage and am waiting for it to happen. I have had diarrhea for two days with heavy cramping. Is this a sign it's coming?

Diagnosed with a miscarriage and am waiting for it to happen. I have had diarrhea for two days with heavy cramping. Is this a sign it's coming?

Miscarriage info : I'm so sorry to hear that. Miscarriages are out of your control. Waiting for it up pass is ok. Diarrhea is not a sign. Cramping may be first sign, followed by bleeding. If you experience very heavy bleeding with persistent clots, call your MD. Some miscarriages may require a D&C to help you clear the uterus. Also, there is medication up help you pass it (misoprostal). Watch for any fever. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have had diarrhea for the past 3 days. Is this a sign of a miscarriage or can this be normal?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have had diarrhea for the past 3 days. Is this a sign of a miscarriage or can this be normal?

Unlikely: It is not likely that this is due to a miscarriage in the absence of other symptoms. It is either a brief viral enteritis, something you ate that disagreed with you, etc. Relax, don't get ahead of yourself and create problems where there may not be any. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain everytime I eat slightly less than 2 weeks following a miscarriage, could that be a sign of infection?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain everytime I eat slightly less than 2 weeks following a miscarriage, could that be a sign of infection?

Yes: However you also need a blood pregnancy test as sometimes the miscarriage is not complete and the placenta can keep releasing hormones that can cause your symptoms. Easiest food to eat are bananas rice apples toast and tea. If you cannot keep down liquids for 24 hours or solids for 72 hours then you need to go to hospital ...Read more

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Having a missed miscarriage and diarrhea, is this normal?

Having a missed miscarriage and diarrhea, is this normal?

?: What is a missed misscarriage? Do you mean ab incomplete misscarriage where you are coninuing to bleed? If so, see a doctor immediately. Diarrhea may not have anything to d with it, but it is potentially serious. ...Read more

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Diarrhea causes miscarriage in 17 weeks?

Diarrhea causes miscarriage in 17 weeks?

No, but: Diarrhea in itself will not cause a miscarriage. However, sometimes miscarriages are associated with increase in chemicals called prostaglandins in the body, and this can cause diarrhea. Sometimes 17 week loses are associated with problems that are correctable so you should see a specialist prior to the next pregnancy for evaluation. ...Read more

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My last miscarriage @10 weeks ended after a week long bout of diarrhea. I'm now 6 weeks pregnant and getting diarrhea again. What should I do?

My last miscarriage @10 weeks ended after a week long bout of diarrhea.  I'm now 6 weeks pregnant and getting diarrhea again. What should I do?

See Your Doctor: With a prior miscarriage I would recommend getting a high Risk OB to help manage your pregnancy. I do not think there is anything you can do per say, but having a doctor monitor your preganacy can help put you at ease. Aslo, you may need an evalaution for causes of miscarriage and the high risk Ob can assist with this also. ...Read more

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I have had 4 miscarriages in a row. I am currently 4-5 weeks pregnant, I have very slight cramp on my left side gas& diarrhea. Should i b concerned?

I have had 4 miscarriages in a row. I am currently 4-5 weeks pregnant, I have very slight cramp on my left side gas& diarrhea. Should i b concerned?

Yes: The fact that you've had 4 miscarriages in a row is obvious cause for concern. There could be something anatomically wrong, or chromosomally wrong. It's hard to say whether this cramping is a miscarriage, only time will tell. I'm sorry you're going through this and hope you're successful with this pregnancy. Get an ultrasound at around 5 1/2 weeks and hopefully you'll see a heartbeat. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more