Q. I am pregnant with extreme fatigue, body pain and increased urinary frequency. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 22, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am pregnant but I feel like I cannot do anything. I am weak and my body feels like it is on fire but it is not I am wanting to throw up all day. I am using the restroom more than normal. My heart rate goes racing and I get light-headed. What is wrong with me?

I have been dealing with this for over three months and I cannot deal with it. I have a 5-month-old baby and I am totally weak to hold and play with her but I am also 5 months pregnant.

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

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The fact that you are 5 months pregnant and frequenting restroom more than normal, with fatigue and weakness and likely lower back pain and nausea as well indicates a possible urinary tract infection having set in. You should get a urine routine and culture microscopy test done soon to rule out infection and establish the organism. You may have to be started on tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg thrice a day for seven days. This is a safe drug in pregnancy, in fact, a drug of choice for UTI in pregnancy.

Please get yourself examined and lab tested soon. In the meantime, continue your prenatal and increase your water intake to allow early flushing out of infection. You may take cranberry juice (once a day, if you like it again) as urine alkalinise and it shall help.

But a visit to your physician is to be scheduled sooner, else weakness, body ache, nausea and often increased frequency, urgency, even burning while urination may aggravate.


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