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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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I'm 8 months pregnant is it safe to be around someone who has the stomach virus?

Keep your distance: You should probably keep your distance. If you are around that individual was your hands. ...Read more

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Can you get a stomach virus or stomachs flu at 27.3 weeks pregnant? If so which are the symptoms?

Can you get a stomach virus or stomachs flu at 27.3 weeks pregnant? If so which are the symptoms?

Same as otherwise: A pregnant woman can get the same viral infections that affect the non-pregnant population and symptoms will be similar. Make sure to stay hydrated. Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...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?

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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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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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have a stomach virus. Will this virus negatively affect my fetus in any way?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have a stomach virus.  Will this virus negatively affect my fetus in any way?

It shouldn't. : Stay well hydrated, rest up and if you have trouble eating and/or drinking, you should contact your OB. The body is a remarkable self-healing machine and your developing fetus is protected from common infections like this one. Good luck! ...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