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Pregnancy And Norovirus
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Not uncommon, but usually with people in close proximity to each other, like at schools or on cruise ships. ...Read more
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
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