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Dr. Martin Raff
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Experiencing repeated stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea while pregnant. When should I decide to visit the gp?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Experiencing repeated stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea while pregnant. When should I decide to visit the gp?

If uncontrolled: If you are unable to keep food down. If this lasts longer than 5-7 days, you see blood in vomit or stools, have fever or other symptoms like chills, difficulty breathing, persistently rapid pulses, weakness, etc. Or, if you are uncertain at all, better to be safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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28wks 5days pregnant. Had soft stools for past few days, today had diarrhea with mild stomach cramps. Is this a sign of early labor or just a bug?

Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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28wks 5days pregnant. Had soft stools for past few days, today had diarrhea with mild stomach cramps. Is this a sign of early labor or just a bug?

Probable stomach bug: Probably a form of gastroenteritis (stomach bug) as you do not mention any bleeding from the vagina. Staying hydrated and bland diet will help usually ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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I had really bad stomach cramps (contractions maybe?) with diarrhea is this a sign I will be going into labor in a few days? 37 weeks pregnant

Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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I had really bad stomach cramps (contractions maybe?) with diarrhea is this a sign I will be going into labor in a few days? 37 weeks pregnant

Maybe: Sometimes when women are in early labor they will experience uncomfortable menstrual-like cramps with a little diarrhea. Diarrhea from other causes, like something you ate, can also cause cramping that can feel the same. Monitor for contractions that happen every 5 to 10 minutes and are starting to take your breath away or your water breaking. Call your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Period 7days late, stomach cramps, diarrhea and negative pregnancy test, what is going on?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Period 7days late, stomach cramps, diarrhea and negative pregnancy test, what is going on?

Menses irregular: Menstrual irregularities can occur due to numerous things that alter hormonal balances, such as GI infection for one. If your period is only 7 days late you may want to recheck the home pregnancy test 2 weeks after the late period. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Does IBS worsen in pregnancy? Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Does IBS worsen in pregnancy?  Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps

IBS and pregnancy: IBS is actually poorly studied in pregnancy. About 1/3 of pregnant women report constipation, usually late in the pregnancy, and another 1/3 report increased stool frequency. In addition, increased stress during pregnancy can make IBS symptoms worse. Increasing fiber intake often helps. You should increase fluid intake also. If these simple measures don't help, see your Obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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Suffering from stomach cramps and diarrhea for several days what could be the cause?

Dr. John Feola
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Suffering from stomach cramps and diarrhea for several days what could be the cause?

GASTROENTERITIS : Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest , fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is vital it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea from watermelon?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea from watermelon?

If this consistently: Occurs - then it is important to stop eating the watermellon. In the mean time, consider ginger to quell your GI track. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Is eating an egg really the only way to do a stomach emptying test? Eggs give me stomach cramps and diarrhea, sometimes vommiting. Other options?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Is eating an egg really the only way to do a stomach emptying test? Eggs give me stomach cramps and diarrhea, sometimes vommiting. Other options?

GES testing options: Traditionally, a gastric emptying scan (ges) is performed with a labelled test meal (egg beaters) that permits assessment of both liquid (initial) and solid (late) stomach emptying rates (recorded each hour for four hours as percent emptying of the test meal). Most nuclear medicine doctors however have different menu options for you if scrambled eggs are not palatable for, or tolerable by, you. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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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


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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps is also known as Cramping abdominal pain. Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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