Diarrhea And Vomiting During Early Pregnancy Accompanied By Heartburn?
Hello .. r nIt’s been 2 days since I had watery diarrhea and severe vomiting and heartburn, my body was aching and feverish, my pregnancy was only 7 weeks 5 days old. Is this a danger to my fetus .. every time I eat it doesn’t take long to vomit immediately .. I’ve been a consul doctor but he said I haven’t said diarrhea because yesterday it was only 3 times but today at 9 it’s already 4 times. please enlighten me .. thanks
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The symptoms you mentioned in the form of diarrhea, vomiting, and heartburn are indeed typical conditions when associated with disorders of the digestive system. This disorder can be related to pregnancy or not, and the possibilities are:
Gastrointestinal infections. Infection by bacteria or viruses in the digestive tract can cause symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea, and can result from poor hygiene. Overall infection can also cause fever. Hyperemesis gravidarum. The cause of excessive vomiting in pregnant women is still not clear, but it is associated with high levels of the hCG hormone during pregnancy. Ulcer or stomach acid rises. Easily characterized by heartburn, people with a history of ulcers can feel nauseous when their stomach acid rises, followed by vomiting repeatedly.
Regarding your question, the danger of liquid diarrhea and severe vomiting for your fetus is more because if your nutrition and fluids are reduced due to these conditions, it means less nutrition and fluids for your baby. So indeed, if you think that the liquid diarrhea you experience is frequent or above 5 times a day, as well as the vomiting, check your condition again at the emergency room doctor at the nearest hospital. If you are judged to have signs of dehydration and cannot give it by mouth, your doctor will recommend that you be put on an IV. If infection is suspected, you may be asked to have a blood check.
Meanwhile, avoid foods with strong odors, cigarette smoke, perfume or any fragrances that trigger your nausea. Avoid fatty, high salt, sour and spicy foods. Try to eat small portions but often rather than large portions at once. Drink enough warm water to overcome your lack of fluids due to diarrhea and vomiting, get adequate rest and avoid stress. Add your insight by clicking the following links about Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy, Overcoming Morning Sickness, and Excessive Vomiting While Pregnant. We wish you a smooth pregnancy and childbirth.
So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa