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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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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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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?

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?

Could be either: Some women will lose their pregnancy symptoms as early as 6 weeks, so this may be normal. If you arent bleeding, then this would be good. If you start bleeding contact your ob. Otherwise , you may have to wait until the baby is big enough to hear a heartbeat. ...Read more

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What are things to eat during a stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w 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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Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time. Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time.  Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

No: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can we take packet soups during stomach flu.

Can we take packet soups during stomach flu.

Yes: When having the stomach flu, you should take in plenty of fluid to replace losses. Even when sick, we can still absorb fluids from our stomach and intestine, so keep pushing the fluids. If you can tolerate the soup, go ahead and drink it. ...Read more

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I'm underweight (5'3 & 93 lbs). Now I had a stomach flu past 2 days and my weight is 90 lbs, I feel weak, what is the best to eat during recovery?

Food: Continue with a varied diet that contains all elements of foodstuffs. Vegetables, fruits, meats, and concentrated carbohydrates (potatoes, etc.) are the way to go. You may just have to eat more. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to keep water down during a stomach flu?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to keep water down during a stomach flu?

Get Rx for nausea: There are some pretty good medications for nausea/vomiting. Need an rx for them. Get to your doctor and let them rx them for you if they feel it is necessary/beneficial/won't interfere with other meds, etc. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! what's going on?

Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! what's going on?

Monday illnesses?: It sounds like your symptoms need medical evaluation. They may or may not be related to each other, but your next step would be seeing your doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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Can a person get heartburn after a episode os stomach flu? Did not having any vomiting during flu so no esphogus irritation. Tum & vinigar no help

Can a person get heartburn after a episode os stomach flu?  Did not having any vomiting during flu so no esphogus irritation.  Tum & vinigar no help

Yes, it's possible : This can happen if you have had a cold, and your nutritional status is reduced, and if you had any alcohol, or other irritants to your stomach. Also if you're not hydrating well, or eating spicy foods, or anything else challenging your digestion, you can easily have heartburn occurring. Digestion is temporarily affected by the stomach flu, so make sure that you are taking probiotics to rebuild your system. ...Read more

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Bright red vaginal bleeding during stomach flu. Menses ended 3 days prior. OB says it's from straining from vomiting. Brown mucus discharge following.

Bright red vaginal bleeding during stomach flu. Menses ended 3 days prior. OB says it's from straining from vomiting. Brown mucus discharge following.

Doesn't compute...: This is surprising advice from an ObG doctor; I suspect you misunderstood. Neither viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") nor straining from vomiting can cause vaginal bleeding. Brown discharge could just be leftover blood, but both bleeding and abnormal discharge could mean an infection, including an STD if at risk. Get examined professionally, especially if symptoms continue or at STD risk. ...Read more

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Negatif test ,pregnancy delayed 6 days.last sex was 42 days ago after that i had a normal period and this month no .why? i have stomch flu,i hav strss

Negatif test ,pregnancy delayed 6 days.last sex was 42 days ago after that i had a normal period and this month no .why? i have stomch flu,i hav strss

Late periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How does stomach flu start?

How does stomach flu start?

GI upset: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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What to do with stomach flu?

What to do with stomach flu?

Prevent dehydration: Lots of fluids, esp fluids with salts to prevent dehydration - either oral or IV if needed. Symptomatic management. ...Read more

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What to do about stomach flu?

What to do about stomach flu?

GI Flu: 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. If you are having frequent, chronic symptoms - it may not be due to viral infections. If this is the case, med eval would be prudent. ...Read more

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How common is the stomach flu?

Quite common: It is most often communicated through contaminated water or food. ...Read more

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How does the stomach flu begin?

How does the stomach flu begin?

Usually Nausea: Stomach virus may start with vague symtoms, but vomiting and nausea are most prominent symptoms over first 24-48 hrs. These is usually followed by onset of diarrhea which is typically last symptom to resolve. Fever can be part of illness first 1-3 dys. ...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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more