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I am 10 weeks pregnant. Last wednesday, I got sick with a short bout of diarrhea after eating at a restaurant. On Saturday, I started bleeding red/brown blood. I had an ultrasound that showed the fetal heartbeat. I'm wondering if the food poisoning could be the cause of the bleeding and whether any future risks to the fetus need to be considered. Any advice you have would be appreciated.

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replied August 5th, 2010
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A14990
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

I am glad that despite bleeding the fetal heart beat is there. At times infection of any kind in the body causes threatened abortion. If condition stabilizes, so does the baby. However, you need to be careful. Please consult your gynecologist with the ultrasound report and discuss what precautions you need to take. Hope this helps. Take care!

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