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Constipation and bloating - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   my wife is about 8 weeks pregnant.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   she has periodic constipation, bloating cycle.Have heavy bloating and constipation(2 days) for a few days and then a period of normalcy.
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such issues are normal during pregnancy
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and you should not worry
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due to a lot of hormonal fluctuations
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she has to control her diet
User :   Took a stool examination and the report is as follows: Ova : Nil Cyst : E.H veg form seen Pus cells : 1-2/hpf RBC : Nil others : Nil Please let me know what medication I could take without any side effects. P.S: she had UTI in the recent past(couple of times in the last six months before pregnancy).Currently she doesn't have UTI but taking cranberry softgels after consulting with doctor.
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and also get an advice from the gynecologist
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Now she should not even take a simple tablet also
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without consulting the gynec
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because this is the most important phase of pregnancy
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where the baby's organs would be formed
User :   yes she isn't taking any medicine
Doctor :   She should report to the gynec whatever the problem

User :   she is taking only cranberry
Doctor :   for now what I can suggest is let her take good amount of raw onion
Doctor :   If there is no objection from the gynec

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then she can do some good walking everyday
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which shall ease motions
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure
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