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What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read more

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From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start ?

From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start ?

Usually none: The food aversions or cravings may never occur in pregnancy and this symptom varies greatly from person to person. Best to maintain and normal healthy diet throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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5y/o tonsils never went down after infection 3yrs ago. Snores & food aversions cuz foods cause him to gag. Dr wont refer for removal. 2nd opinion?

5y/o tonsils never went down after infection 3yrs ago. Snores & food aversions cuz foods cause him to gag. Dr wont refer for removal. 2nd opinion?

Enlarged tonsils: If you do not feel secure with the explanation you have received regarding your child's condition, you most certainly should seek a second opinion. Enlarged tonsils that interfere with sleep and eating are valid cause for concern. ...Read more

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Can having a pelvic cyst cause sensitive breast, nausea, food aversions, tiredness and make a period short with less bleeding?

Can having a pelvic cyst cause sensitive breast, nausea, food aversions, tiredness and make a period short with less bleeding?

Maybe not, but...: Can check for pregnancy. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping , headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?

Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping , headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?

Some symptoms: They can cause pain, urinary frequency and urgency if large enough as well as back pain. However, they don't exhibit the hormonal changes that cause darkening of the areola. Fibroid torsion or degeneration may cause nausea and vomitting, but is usually associated with severe pain too. Food aversion also not really related to fibroids. Headaches from anemia also common. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have food aversions around the time of your period?

Is it normal to have food aversions around the time of your period?

It makes sense.: As you period approaches, the estrogen and Progesterone levels are near their peak, then fall rapidly. This change can affect you in many ways, including taste and smell, which are important in enjoyment of food. ...Read more

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What are food aversions?

What are food aversions?

Foods you dislike: Food aversions are when you begin to be turned off to certain foods. Sometimes this is from an intense dislike of the smell - this can happen in early pregnancy, for example. Foods that were palatable become the opposite, and you become completely disgusted by them. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have food aversions (fish) during a period?

No unhealthy: Either. Food aversions are something that we don't understand incredibly well, just like food compulsions. But it's unlikely to be unhealthy if it's only fish and just during your period. This may just be something unique to you and the respective hormone changes that occur during your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Pregnant with food aversions such as meats, cheese, eggs, and pasta sauces. What are some meals I can make with out that.

Pregnant with food aversions such as meats, cheese, eggs, and pasta sauces. What are some meals I can make with out that.

Meals: Non cheese dairy, friuts and veggies, grains that are healthy and also a good source of protein will work. Some fish (look online for low mercury fish). You can certainly do a whey protein shake or carnation instant breakfast in the morning. Soy based items like tofu based products, yogurt (greek for protein) also will work. You can also still have pasta with maybe pesto or a light butter. ...Read more

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Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Get her seen: Whenever headache and nausea do not have an obvious cause, it is first necessary to rule disease of the brain in or out. Don't focus on food choices; this is probably not the key. A competent physician needs to work this up. ...Read more

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Food Aversions (Definition)

Food aversions means a person strongly dislikes the taste, smell, or sight of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have ...Read more