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Question: Diarrhoea in pregnancy

 Pen86 - Wed May 18, 2005 1:06 am

I am currently 6 1/2 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I have recently started getting morning sickness about 2 days ago. About a week ago i started getting diarrhoea, it's not really bad, like i am not rushing off to the toilet but when i get the urge to go that's what comes out.
I read that this can be dangerous, and can sometimes cause a misscarriage. I am quite concerned.
I haven't been to my dr. about this because he said that nausea is a good sign? I thought you may be able to help me. I really want my baby to be safe.

Can you please help!?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed May 18, 2005 2:44 am

User avatar Hello,
If diarrhea is severe this can lead to dehydration which could put both you and your baby at risk. The cause of diarrhea during pregnancy whether severe or not could be a change in diet during pregnancy, a new vitamin that you are taking, stress related or increased milk intake. Try to reverse any dietary changes while at the same time maintaining essential supplements such as calcium. Another possible cause is infection. If you notice any blood or you develop a fever or other symptoms you should report to your physician.

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