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Pregnancy And Stomach Virus
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
What are symptoms for a stomach virus I think I have one my stomach has been upset like im sick for 3 weeks then it went away and now it's back?
Many: There are many symptoms of a stomach virus, including nausea, vomiting, feeling tired or weak, but these are also signs of pregnancy. With a stomach virus, you may have fever & diarrhea as well, but not always. If you're sexually active you should check a home pregnancy test. Either way, if the symptoms have been going on this long, you should see a doctor as well. ...Read more
GI sxs in Pregnancy: Gi symptoms in pregnancy are common. Nausea & vomiting begin in the 1st trimester of 90% of patients due in part to Progesterone which delays gastric & intestinal emptying.For similar reason, heartburn occurs in 2/3rds of pregnant women. 31% get constipated, most often in the 1st trimester. There are lots of reasons for acute abdominal pain in pregnancy, but most require evaluation & intervention. ...Read more
Treat symptoms only: Viral infections of the intestinal tract are almost always self-limiting. It is important, however, to not become dehydrated. Maintain a high fluid intake, treat nausea and vomiting and diarrhea with agents your doctor can provide. If you are not able to keep things down by mouth you may need intravenous fluids to maintain adequate blood volume, and if you are in doubt about this, see M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 33 and am on my 8th stomach virus in the last 7 or 8 months. More than half, someone else in my family also got. Should I be worried?
Bad luck vs. problem: That sounds miserable! If multiple people in a family have similar stomach flu symptoms at the same time, it's a good story for passing around a virus, but may also represent food-borne illness, parasites, or even non-infectious cases of these symptoms. You could just have a run of bad luck, but best to discuss with your doc to see if testing or expert referral would help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have recovered from a stomach virus what are the odds of contracting the same virus 2 days later from someone?
Often cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more
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