Immediately make a reservation that diarrhea is NOT a symptom of pregnancy.
Causes of diarrhea in early pregnancy
The reasons for its occurrence can be many. For example:
- Heavy food poisoning arises from the violation of basic hygiene standards. For example, you did not wash the apple before eating or took a roll with unwashed hands. Also, foodborne toxic infections can occur if a woman ate an off-the-shelf product.
- Intestinal infections (dysentery, typhoid, etc.) can also be manifested by the appearance of diarrhea. The treatment of these diseases, especially in pregnancy, is complex and is carried out in a hospital. Therefore it is very important to consult a doctor in time.
If the cause of diarrhea is the lack of digestive enzymes, then most likely you have been familiar with this condition for a long time. Relaxation of the stool in this case worries regularly and is clearly associated with the use of indigestible food. Besides, Diarrhea can also trigger the use of exotic products that can cause allergies.
In addition to the above, diarrhea can cause pathology of the digestive tract: chronic diseases of the stomach, intestines, pancreas, worms and dysbiosis. Also, a number of medications (including multivitamins) and stresses can contribute to impaired intestinal function.
Proceeding from this, doctors prescribe or intake of adsorbents and antibacterial substances, or a special diet and enzymatic (or anthelmintic, antiallergic, hormonal) drugs.
Are diarrhea dangerous in the early stages of pregnancy?
Experts say that yes. First, in most cases, diarrhea leads to dehydration of the body. Besides, Together with the liquid, the organism leaves valuable microelements. Secondly, frequent contractions of the intestine can provoke an increase in the tone of the uterus and its reflex reduction, which, in turn, can lead to spontaneous abortion. Do not forget: during diarrhea there is an intoxication of the body, which is also fraught with miscarriage or malformations of the child.
What to do with diarrhea in early pregnancy?
No matter how trite it may sound, but, first, you need to calm down. If it is at this moment there is no way to go to the doctor, you can use harmless means. For example, to prevent dehydration you need to drink more fluids, (you can take infusions of chamomile, St. John's wort), and to stop visible manifestations of diarrhea and remove intoxication of the body can take activated carbon, smect, enterosgel, regidron. Do not forget to carefully study the instructions for the drug that you are about to take. And if there it is indicated that during pregnancy it can not be used, so - it is impossible. As soon as possible, seek medical help soon. Most likely, the doctor will offer to undergo a survey, which includes analysis of feces for dysbiosis, biochemical and general blood analysis. And, based on the results, will prescribe the treatment.