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Diarrhoea in early pregnancy

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MadrigalElectromotive Mon 28-Sep-15 18:46:27

Sorry for the tmi nature of this post. I have had diarrhoea all afternoon, and feeling a bit sorry for myself.

Is this normal in early pregnancy? I have no other symptoms at all. confused

I am 4W1D according to LMP, although I ovulate early in the month so could be a bit further on than that going by conception date.

mummyneedinganswers Mon 28-Sep-15 18:53:06

Yes I had diarrhoea for first 8 weeks some woman get constipated others have the runs. I'm 31 weeks and still have diarrhea every so often x

May09Bump Mon 28-Sep-15 18:58:24

Yep I had this along with being bloated - I was eating healthier too which my body was adjusting too. Just keep an eye on your temperature in case its a bug, also drink plenty of fluids and rest if you can.

If worried phone your GP, ours have a duty Dr who will call you and see if you need an appointment.

All this is a bit of a shock to me as I had no symptoms with DS1 until heartburn just before labor.

Feel better soon!

ShowOfHands Mon 28-Sep-15 19:01:31

It's normal. The hormones affect your bowels and as said above, some people experience constipation, some diarrhoea.

It could also be a virus or food poisoning but if you're otherwise well, it's a pretty common occurrence in early pregnancy.

MadrigalElectromotive Mon 28-Sep-15 19:21:26

Thanks for the reassurance. I had heard about constipation in pregnancy but not diarrhoea.

Now must stop worrying!

VikingLady Mon 28-Sep-15 19:24:49

Yup, normal. Morning sickness for me was mainly at the bottom end with my first DC. My mum said she had the same!

wigglybeezer Mon 28-Sep-15 19:28:02

I had this and, if you are anything like me, it will be the first symptom of labour too!

tattyteddy Mon 28-Sep-15 20:50:39

I've had this throughout pregnancy. I think it's because the pregnany vitamins I have taken and the iron tablets I've been prescribed. I did speak to the gp about it and had a blood test- nothing sinister was found.

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