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diarrhea common in early pregnancy?

Hello ladies. i just found out last week that i am pregnant. in week three before i knew, i had diarrhea. now i am 4 1/2 weeks and i have had diarrhea, followed by constipation and now i have diarrhea again. at first i was really worried about the stomach pains since i had a misscariage last year. but my u/s was normal and the doctor said not to worry.  but i can't help it. is it normal to have these g.i. problems so early?
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1173196 tn?1292916490
I don't know. I'm 18 weeks and I'm having similar problems but early on I was only constipated. Pregnancy does some bizarre things tous.
1169162 tn?1331232353
Early in my pregnancy I had the exact same thing - alternating diarrhea (with pretty bad stomach pains) and constipation.  I am now 16 weeks and everything is fine.  I hear that this can be pretty common.
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Hi - I don have diarrohea but I didnt have the constipation symptoms that most pg women do. I feel I have smoother bowel movements druring pg than pre-pg. Pg does different things to everyone. If your doc tells you its okay - then its okay as long as you don have diarrhoea and fever, chills (may be food poisoning).
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thanks guys. i feel that this diarrhea is the majority of my stomach pains but i'm just not sure. i'll see the dr again thursday. maybe i have a bad bug or something.
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Where you on those vaginal inserts (Progesterone) I hear that they keep period away.  I have my beta tomorrow & am hoping for a positive although I don't feel anything.  Wondering.......
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I have come to know that diarrhea means you are not pregnant. Like progesterone levels are dropping or something. HCG is not strong enough to cause the problem, but Progesterone is...and when that happens...loss early on. This started happening yesterday so I am going to add progesterone to my daily ritual now and see what happens!
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I did the same thing with all of my pregnancies!!!
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Hello I have been trying to have a baby for about five months. For the past week I have had bad cramps in my stomach andmy breasts hav e been hurting as well. And my bowl movements have been weird I'll Pop a lot then after a couple of days I'm constipated. My stomach is hard and feels full like I'm all bloated. Do you guys think I could be pregnant??
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