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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?

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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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
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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?

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. 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

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?

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. Srbislav Brasovan
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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?

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. Howard Brown
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Horrible stomach cramps and diarrhea for 6 days. I still have cramps and stomach gurgles but no diarrhea. ?

Horrible stomach cramps and diarrhea for 6 days. I still have cramps and stomach gurgles but no diarrhea. ?

Diarrhea: Probable prolonged gastroenteritis. If diarrhea ha resolved cramps should soon. Immodium over the counter should help. Use per instructions ...Read more

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

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
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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?

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. 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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