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Is this ok? Please Answer I'm worried

I have been having diarrhea for over 2 weeks now 1-3 times a day. I haven't been able to see my doctor yet and I am worried about this. All that I know is that I am pregnant since I had a blood test done. But I am having to do a ton of guessing. I used the app for this website and put when my last period was. It is saying I should be 7 weeks today. Is it ok that I have had diarrhea? I'm just really worried since I have already had 2 miscarriages before this baby.
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If you were my patient, I would check some stool samples to see if there was a cause such as Shigella or a parasite causing your diarrhea.  If you are keeping well hydrated there should be no cause for concern to your pregnancy.  I would be tempted to follow quantitative beta hcgs to see if they are rising however. I would be tempted to do this anyway because of your history.  I would also want to do a progesterone level.  Pregnancy does not usually cause diarrhea, but prenatal vitamins can.  You may want to switch brands.
Good luck!
Dr B
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I think you are okay. Being pregnant really messes with your digestive system. I had really loose stools for the first 12 weeks. The only thing you need to do is make sure you are staying hydrated.
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I'm in the middle of my second pregnancy and uuntil about 12 weeks my digestive system was completely messed up. My only relief was upset tummy tablets from superdrug. They worked a treat and are safe in pregnancy. But remember there is always a trigger food so try n remember what u eat. My one was craving fizzy strawberry laces
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I'm in the middle of my second pregnancy and uuntil about 12 weeks my digestive system was completely messed up. My only relief was upset tummy tablets from superdrug. They worked a treat and are safe in pregnancy. But remember there is always a trigger food so try n remember what u eat. My one was craving fizzy strawberry laces
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