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Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Probably not.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Can you have flu like sunrooms in early pregnancy?

Can you have flu like sunrooms in early pregnancy?

Pregnancy symptoms: Yes. Nausea, fatigue, pain are common symptoms felt when one is pregnant. But there is also the flu out there and viral respiratory bugs. It is always best to do a pregnancy test if your period is late and you could be pregnant. ...Read more

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Flu and excess mucus during pregnancy?

Flu and excess mucus during pregnancy?

Well, you: Gotta try some tamiflu (oseltamivir) if it's bad, call ur doc and u may wanna get covered with some zithromax to prevent pneumonia and consider some IV fluids, call ur doc, ask about tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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How can you safely get the regular flu shot more than once during pregnancy?

How can you safely get the regular flu shot more than once during pregnancy?

Probably, but...: A single influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women. Some times a second shot is needed if a specific strain of influenza develops and is not covered by your initial vaccination. Before getting a second shot, make sure you talk to your prenatal provider to check why you are being offered a second one. ...Read more

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Can flu-like symptoms be a sign of pregnancy? also, what are the pregnancy symptoms that come by the 2nd week?

Can flu-like symptoms be a sign of pregnancy? also, what are the pregnancy symptoms that come by the 2nd week?

No: Flu like symptoms are not the sign of pregnancy. Pregnancy may have symptoms like sleepiness, nausea, headache and besides missed periods one can have breast engorged and tender. Of course these vary from women to women. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms while menstrual bleeding-possible pregnancy?

Flu like symptoms while menstrual bleeding-possible pregnancy?

No, : If you are having your period then you are not pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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What's the difference between flu and pregnancy symptoms?

What's the difference between flu and pregnancy symptoms?

Quite different: Influenza causes sore throat, dry cough, high fevers, and body aches. Gastroenteritis, or "Stomach flu" as it is commonly known, causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and often cramping. Pregnancy can cause nausea and vomiting, but shouldn't cause fevers or other symptoms. Breast tenderness is also a common sign. If in doubt, by a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can catching the flu cause complications with my pregnancy?

Can catching the flu cause complications with my pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately the flu during pregnancy can be devastating. If you can get a flu shot, it is safe at any point in pregnancy although some like to wait until after 12wks. For whatever reason, the flu can become more invasive & produce lung failure and death more often in pregnancy.In my local I am aware of 2 we lost in one flu season. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish being sick from pregnancy and the flu?

Completely different: While people talk about "stomach flu" there is actually no such thing. Influenza is a respiratory illness, with fever, chills, diffuse achiness, sore throat and cough. Pregnancy is morning nausea, and does not have diarrhea in particular, or fever or any of the other things above. If you are pregnant, talk to your OB provider if you think you have a stomach virus (again, mostly nausea, diarrhea). ...Read more

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Is flu fever and continious urination signs of pregnancy?

Is flu fever and continious urination signs of pregnancy?

No : Urinary frequency and fever may indicate a UTI. Pls see ur doctor to check urine and also do pregnancy test if you think you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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Cough, flu, fever and headache in 32weeks pregnancy?

Cough, flu, fever and headache in 32weeks pregnancy?

Influenza: If you have flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest a lot! advise your obstetrician. ...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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Is this the flu or pregnancy? Nausea vomiting belching

Is this the flu or pregnancy? Nausea vomiting belching

Test confirms either: Symptoms of body issues often overlap & over time may become more specific. Office flu tests are often accurate from the start of symptoms, pregnancy tests are usually accurate after ~ two wks or when your body starts to notice.U can either test for either or wait it out. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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While pregnancy if a woman has the flu, does it have a negative effect to the child?

While pregnancy if a woman has the flu, does it have a negative effect to the child?

No: As long as you recover fully, there should be no long term effects. Pregnant women need to get a flu shot after the first trimester, as they are themselves at higher risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take musinex for flu in the fist semester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take musinex for flu in the fist semester of pregnancy?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): is a category C drug i pregnancy which means there are no studies available but there are no definite known difficulties ask your OB ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Yes.: It is safe and effective. See the cdc website at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/pregnancyandflu/. ...Read more

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