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What is Diarrhea During Pregnancy?

Description of the condition

Diarrhea during pregnancy is a condition in which a woman experiences frequent loose or watery stools. It can be caused by various reasons, including changes in diet, infection, or hormonal changes.


  • Functional diarrhea - related to a disturbance in the digestive system and has no organic causes.
  • Organic diarrhea - caused by the presence of certain diseases, such as colitis, gastroenteritis, etc.


The main symptoms of diarrhea during pregnancy are frequent stools, watery or loose stools, abdominal pain, bloating, weakness, and dehydration.


Diarrhea during pregnancy can be caused by various reasons, including changes in diet, infection, stress, intake of certain medications, and hormonal changes.


To diagnose diarrhea during pregnancy, a doctor's examination is carried out, and laboratory tests of stool and urine may be prescribed to detect infections or other pathologies.


Treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy depends on its cause. In most cases, it is recommended to follow a specific diet, take probiotics, maintain water-electrolyte balance, and take prescribed medications.


For the prevention of diarrhea during pregnancy, it is recommended to follow a proper diet, avoid potentially contaminated food, wash hands before eating, and consult a doctor before taking any medications.


To diagnose and treat diarrhea during pregnancy, it is necessary to consult a gastroenterologist or a general practitioner.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.