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How do you know whether you are vomiting due to food poisoning or because you are pregnant?

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Dr. Idelle Brand
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: By other symptoms.

Food poisoning usually has other symptoms associated with it: cramping, diarrhea, possible fever, feeling lightheaded.

In brief: By other symptoms.

Food poisoning usually has other symptoms associated with it: cramping, diarrhea, possible fever, feeling lightheaded.
Dr. Idelle Brand
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Good question

Typically vomiting with pregnancy is episodic, occurring every morning for example.
Food poisoning usually starts with severe vomiting but will then go into diarrhea. This is less likely to come and go...More constant. However, the risk of either is dehydration. If you are getting dehydrated it doesn't matter what it is from....You need to see your doctor.

In brief: Good question

Typically vomiting with pregnancy is episodic, occurring every morning for example.
Food poisoning usually starts with severe vomiting but will then go into diarrhea. This is less likely to come and go...More constant. However, the risk of either is dehydration. If you are getting dehydrated it doesn't matter what it is from....You need to see your doctor.
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