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Question by  ASK74 (9)

Does pregnancy cause diarrhea?

I am 3 months pregnant and have a lot of diarrhea.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Because of the changes in hormones, a woman will find herself suffering from many stomach related problems during pregnancy. During the first trimester you may suffer from diarrhea, constipation, or both. In fact, many woman suffer from minor to severe acid reflux, flatulence, and gas pains that push up into the ribs and into their lower pelvis.


Answer by  Rui69 (36)

Lifestyle changes, medicaments and anxiety can cause the human body to behave abnormally. Other factors to have diarrhea during pregnancy can be to some people having stomach problems, specific food eaten that provokes diarrhea. Ususally diarrhea in pregnancy has a short duration and can be just a hormonal effect to prepare birth.


Answer by  lactationrn (18)

No, pregnancy doesn't cause diarrhea. Eat bland food, like crackers, and drink plenty of water. If diarrhea persists for >24 hours or you have a fever, call your midwife.


Answer by  jlwilson6 (1098)

Diarrhea can be a side effect of pregnancy. I always had diarrhea during my pregnancy. It could affect your nerves and upset your stomach, plus things are changing so much.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Pregnancy in itself does not cause diarrhea, you may have developed a virus or eaten something that did not agree with you. If it becomes worse or bothersome you should consult with your doctor.

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