Question: Can diarrhea cause miscarriage?

Although it doesnt cause miscarriage, diarrhea can affect a pregnancy. An occasional loose stool can be normal, but if you have any of the following, call your doctor: Diarrhea for more than 3 days. Fever of 100.4 F or higher.

What happens if you have diarrhea while pregnant?

Doctors consider diarrhea to be three or more loose, watery bowel movements in a day. Persistent diarrhea can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. During pregnancy, this can harm the woman and the fetus, and pregnant women with severe or lasting diarrhea should seek immediate medical attention.

Does diarrhea accompany miscarriage?

Diarrhea and Miscarriage But diarrhea isnt a typical cause or symptom of miscarriage. While some women do experience diarrhea around the time of a pregnancy loss, having an episode of diarrhea does not mean that miscarriage is about to happen.

Is diarrhea normal during early pregnancy?

Sometimes hormones can cause your digestive process to slow down, and at times that can lead to diarrhea. Every pregnant woman has these hormonal changes, but some will experience diarrhea early in their pregnancy from those changes.

What foods cause diarrhea during pregnancy?

Simple high-sugar drinks (apple and grape juice, gelatin, regular colas and other soft drinks), which can draw water into your tummy, making diarrhea last even longer. Fatty and fried foods. Gas-causing fruits and vegetables, such as beans, broccoli, peas, prunes and chickpeas.

What anti diarrhea medicine is safe while pregnant?

The most recommended antidiarrheal for pregnant women is a kaolin-and-pectin-type medication (Kaopectate). Avoid antidiarrheals that contain bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) or atropine/diphenoxylate (Lomotil).

Is Gatorade safe for pregnant with diarrhea?

Try to avoid non-clear liquids such as milk, juices, and sodas, because these can actually make the diarrhea worse. You can replace electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde, or Pedialyte.

Can you take Pepto-Bismol for diarrhea while pregnant?

The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate. According to a 2014 review in American Family Physician, you should avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy.

Can you take anything for diarrhea while pregnant?

Its always a good idea to call your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medicine, to make sure its safe for you and your baby. If youre having bad diarrhea, I recommend taking either a kaolin-and-pectin- (Kaopectate) or loperamide- (Imodium) type medication.

Can I take anything for diarrhea while pregnant?

Its always a good idea to call your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medicine, to make sure its safe for you and your baby. If youre having bad diarrhea, I recommend taking either a kaolin-and-pectin- (Kaopectate) or loperamide- (Imodium) type medication.

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