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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:11 AM   1
charlie_lael
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When to go to the hospital if I have diarrhea??


Hey ladies. This is kind of gross, but I've had bad diarrhea since yesterday morning and it hasn't gone away. It's pure liquid now, like any water I drink comes out as diarrhea. (sorry if tmi)

I just moved and don't have a new OB yet, my primary care provider still needs to refer me so I can't call an OB.

How do I know when to go to the hospital?

Also, I got sick yesterday after eating dinner. I was ale to keep it down for about 20 minutes then I threw it up. Could this be some sort of bug or just really bad pregnancy symptoms?

I'm 20 weeks along now and haven't had morning sickness since 15 weeks.

I'm worried about dehydration. Should i go to the ER?



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:14 AM   2
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If you haven't kept any liquids in you should probably head to the ER, last year when I was pregnant I got a stomach bug and my OB told me to go to ER for IV fluids I was so sick and weak I knew I was dehydrated and if you are dehydrated that's not good for you or baby I'm one of those people to just go to be on the safe side im sorry you aren't feeling well



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:18 AM   3
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Thanks. I'm going to try and eat something and keep some fluids down and if it's still the same by the afternoon I'll go in.



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:23 AM   4
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i agree wit the above poster, hope you feel better soon.. keep us updated



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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:57 AM   5
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Sounds a bit bug like to me but can't be too careful with dehydration etc etc so if its still no better get checked out



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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 11:51 AM   6
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I had a stomach bug awhile back and I waited until I passed out. I went in and got two bags of fluid. I felt like crap! So I think once you really start feeling bad and can't keep in anything you should go ahead and go. Don't be like me and wait until you hit the floor.



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 13:57 PM   7
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Yes, it does sound like a bug. My pregnant friend went through this and her midwife told her to drink coca cola if she could keep it down. Apparently it kills off any bacteria. Otherwise I would get checked out if it continues much longer incase of dehydration. Hope you feel better soon. TRy eating some dry toast



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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 14:38 PM   8
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I've been 'loose' since I got pregnant... Occasionally it goes like water as you put it...

My MW said... If you are going more than once a day and have been for 3 days or more then see your doc/obg/hospital etc (whichever applies)

Also drink drink drink and drink... As infuriating as it is to have 'loose' BMs

hope ya feel better soon x



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 15:05 PM   9
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Try pedialyte... It will help you replenish fluids. Hope you feel better!



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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 15:34 PM   10
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If you're feeling faint or shaky, I'd go in. Watch your temperature also. Otherwise, keep trying to replenish your fluids. Usually these bugs only last 24-48 hours, so you should be nearing the end. I had a nasty bout a few months ago, so spent a while figuring out what worked best. Here's my advice:

Try getting some Gatorade (I find the lemon flavor works especially well for this), and dilute it with water. Without dilution it's too much sugar. Personally, I'd steer clear of the low sugar type, though. I don't think the fake sugars agree with an upset stomach. You can also make your own rehydration drink. If you look on Wikipedia under Oral Rehydration Therapy you can find a basic recipe. Add a bunch of lemon or lyme juice (some people also like orange juice) to make it taste good. This or the Gatorade will be easier on your system than soda or pure water, and the electrolytes will help you rehydrate.

If you feel up to trying food, stick with the BRAT diet. Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

And if your symptoms get worse or don't resolve fairly soon, go get checked.



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