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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Hi how are you. Me and my boyfriend are trying to start a family. But a few days ago i got a stomach virus and now im constipated. Could it be from the virus or an early symptom of pregnancy?

Hi how are you. Me and my boyfriend are trying to start a family. But a few days ago i got a stomach virus and now im constipated. Could it be from the virus or an early symptom of pregnancy?

Pregnancy symptoms: A stomach virus and/or constipation are not definite symptoms of pregnancy. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate especially if you have missed menses. If you are still uncertain see your doctor for a blood test. ...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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31 weeks & 2 days pregnant.My stomach hurts I can't tell if its contractions though this is my first pregnancy. It feels like a stomach virus pain.?

31 weeks & 2 days pregnant.My stomach hurts I can't tell if its contractions though this is my first pregnancy. It feels like a stomach virus pain.?

Contact Your OB now!: You need to be screened for babies well being & possibility of premature labor. Contact your OB & describe what is going on, if having difficulty talking to someone, go to the delivery hospital where they can find your doc & do the screening for you. Often they do a brief period of monitoring your blood pressure, babies change in heart rate, etc. If signs of early labor, they can try to stop it. ...Read more

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I am six weeks pregnant with sore breasts and nausea pregnancy symptoms dissappeared after having a stomach flu is it normal or am i having a miscarri?

I am six weeks pregnant with sore breasts and nausea pregnancy symptoms dissappeared after having a stomach flu is it normal or am i having a miscarri?

Could be either: Some women will lose their pregnancy symptoms as early as 6 weeks, so this may be normal. If you arent bleeding, then this would be good. If you start bleeding contact your ob. Otherwise , you may have to wait until the baby is big enough to hear a heartbeat. ...Read more

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Is the norovirus airborne?

Mode of transmission: It could be from the droplets of the vomit of the other person. Can also be transmitted through contaminated food and utensils. ...Read more

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Is norovirus usually accompanied by pain?

Norovirus: Can cause abdominal cramps, some people even get muscle and joint pain and even headache, especially when feverish ...Read more

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I think I may have the norovirus, what should I do?

I think I may have the norovirus, what should I do?

Do you have diarrhea: What makes you think that you have norovirus. Unless you have diarrhea, you do not have to be concerned about the virus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Norovirus infection - what is it?

Norovirus infection - what is it?

'Stomach flu': It's one of the viruses that can cause gastroenteritis ('stomach flu'). It's now the most common cause of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis in the world. It's highly contagious -- it sometimes takes only 10 virus particles to infect someone! ...Read more

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What are the tests for norovirus infection?

PCR if needed: Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection. That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norovirus or a different virus, the treatment is the same: hydration (and maybe vomiting or diarrhea medications) while the body clears the virus on its own. For special cases or public health purposes, stool or vomit can be tested by pcr. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of norovirus infection?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is the most prominent symptom but patients often also have vomiting, malaise, muslce aches and fevers. ...Read more

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Could I have had the norovirus without vomiting?

Could I have had the norovirus without vomiting?

Norovirus Symptoms: Yes, you could have Norovirus with symptoms of vomiting. Diarrhea may be the only symptom. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like norovirus infection go away quickly?

Viral Diarrheas: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3-7 days); enteric adenovirus (last 5-12 days with vomiting and fever); norwalk virus (lasts 1-2 days with flu-like symptoms); calicivirus (with shellfish, lasts 1-2 days in adults; longer in kids); astrovirus (kids & in nursing homes, lasts 2-3 days). ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's rotavirus or norovirus?

Doesn't matter: Although virologists can distinguish these, clinically it doesn't matter which a person has. Both are highly contagious, diarrheal organisms that are typically nonlethal but can put vulnerable patients, esp the very young and very old, at risk. Both are treated supportively with hydration, and prevention of spread is key. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have the norovirus or food poisoning?

How can I tell if I have the norovirus or food poisoning?

Norovirus: is a form of food poisoning. There is usually 12 to 48 hours from contact to symptoms. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get norovirus infection, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get norovirus infection, or is it unusual?

Yes: Not uncommon, but usually with people in close proximity to each other, like at schools or on cruise ships. ...Read more

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What would happen if norovirus got into into the blood stream?

Norovirus: Norovirus is contagious, and gotten from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or contaminated surfaces. It causes stomach and intestinal inflammation (acute gastroenteritis), producing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If, and that is a major question, it gets into the bloodstream it might produce systemic symptoms like fevers, muscle aches, etc., but that is not known to occur. ...Read more

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If you contract a bad case of norovirus infection, would you die?

It's possible.: It's possible to get so dehydrated that you could be seriously ill and die without medical care. If you think you have gastroenteritis and can't keep anything down, or if you stop producing urine, please see a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Why can our body kill viruses like norovirus etc but not things like chlaymidia etc?

Why can our body kill viruses like norovirus etc but not things like chlaymidia etc?

Very complex...: The response to various viruses and bacteria is highly variable. It's very complex, and depends on how these things evolve to evade the immune system. Some infections, including many viruses, are permanent. Still, most usually cause no serious harm. Others, like norovirus and common colds, are cleared in a few days. The immune system kills chlamydia, but it takes a long time, usually a few months. ...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