is diarrhea normal in early pregnancy?

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glwolf's picture
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is diarrhea normal in early pregnancy?

I've always heard that constipation is common in the 1st few weeks but I'm having diarrhea at least 1 time a day (usually in the afternoon) and its bad! I had to run to the bathroom while i had my daughter at the dr yesterday and today i had to run while the kids were playing on computers at the library. It's all water (sorry TMI) so I don't know what to think....

Leah261's picture
Joined: 09/14/11
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I had that issue a lot when I was first pregnant last time. I noticed it seemed to be related to acidic foods in my case. Orange juice KILLED me! I actually didn't have much constipation at all...it was the total opposite. I hope this symptom goes away for you soon and that you get to feeling better!

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I flip flop between than and constipation, I haven't had a normal BM in 2 weeks lol. For me it seems to be triggered by dairy most of the time.

glwolf's picture
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"CrysRee31" wrote:

I flip flop between than and constipation, I haven't had a normal BM in 2 weeks lol. For me it seems to be triggered by dairy most of the time.

I did some reasearch online and they said PG women can become lactose intollerant! Maybe that's you crystal! I'll have to pay attention and see if dairy does it to me. My DH is lactose intollerant so maybe he did this to me LOL Just kidding.

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I would flip flop too...I think... Even constipation for me is soft whenever due to colitis.
But think with all the hormones running riot anything is possible.
I hope it doesn't continue for too long though.
Xxxx

BabiesRBlessings's picture
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I def think it is possible. I always get diarrhea when I O and while AF is visiting. I think it has something to do with an increase in blood flow and activity in the area that causes the smooth muscle of the intestine to become more irritable.

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I am having it off and on so you never know.

Joined: 11/02/11
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I actually had that issue with my last pregnancy. And like Leah, it was related to acidic foods and drinks. It got better once I realized that and laid off of the juice:). I hope that you feel better soon!

Joined: 07/15/12
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I dunno but I'm right there with you. I'm not eating super great because still...I dunno.

pico83's picture
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I had that with my first three. This time I seem to be leaning the other way.

BabiesRBlessings's picture
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I haven't gotten my BFP yet, but i'll chime in as well..i know i did earlier, but since it's been 10 days since I responded I thought I would respond again.

I am normally constipated except for the day I O and the day AF comes. Along with all these other symptoms i'm having, diarrhea has been one of them. It's been consistent, once a day in the afternoon since about 5dpo. I'm hoping this is a positive sign.