This is my first pregnancy after 1 year and 9 months of TTC. I am kind of nervous. I had 2 blood tests weeks 5 and 6 and they seem to be fine. At the end of week 6 through week 7 I am experiencing straight diarrhea and I am getting a little worried. I spoke to my OBGYN who didn't seem worried and told me to take imodium (which I refuse to take). I spoke to a nurse in the office few days later who told me to have a stool test if it doesn't pass.
I do not believe it's a stomach bug though ....
Have you had straight diarrhea too at the beginning of your pregnancy?
I am trying to eat bland food but there is a limit ... I am so hungry all the time and I am craving regular yummy tasty food -- I try to drink and stay hydrated but I am not a "big drinker" to begin with so it's kind of hard. I drink mostly water, peppermint tea (no sugar/caffeine) and ginger ale.
I go average 1 to 3 or more times/day (depending if what I eat during the day triggers me and upsets my delicate stomach) and every time I go I try to drink or eat something after.
I also have a little of nausea that comes and goes but haven't thrown up yet, it seems to come out from the "other end" instead, sorry TMI, gross, I KNOW!
I've had diarrhea too, though only for a few days at 9-10 weeks. I read up on it and it seems like it's normal and not to be too worried about it.. your body reacts to the hormones in a different way than most. Most get constipated, some get diarrhea, some get lucky. lol.
Try to stay hydrated... but it would be a good idea to get a stool sample done if it doesn't pass in the next week.
You can try drinking gatorade or another electrolyte balanced drink... it'll help much more than water. I don't like it, but it will at least help to keep your sodium and potassium levels in sync. Maybe try eating food with a higher water content like fruits? Avoid dried fruits and dairy/fatty foods as they make it worse.
I've actually experienced where I had diarrhea and held it in and ended up throwing up... TMI, I know... but it seems like there must be some sort of connection between the two. Maybe this is your morning sickness?
It could also be that you're lactose intolerant or celiac or something like that and the pregnancy is making it worse.
Hi aegle, thanks for your message.
Funny how I thought about holding it in thinking that it might get harder (lol) but I can't, it just comes out (TMI!). After I eat my stomach starts making weird noises and I know something is "brewing" and after 15 minutes it comes out. Well, if this is instead of throwing up, I am ok with it, definitely uncomfortable but better than throwing up.
I might have a stool test just to make sure even though what can they do even if I got a virus bug? It has to pass on its own ....
Don't worry too much! I had it for most of my first pregnancy and there were times it was so bad I had to be signed off work because I couldn't travel on the tube without problems (talk about embarrassing!)
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