Cold and flu during early pregnancy

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Some pregnant women have algidity during very early pregnancy. And the symptoms such as algidity during that period can also be a sign of disease. So if you are expecting or happen to be pregnant, check for symptoms other than algidity.

For the definition of algidity – (prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure. type of collapse, prostration. an abrupt failure of function, or complete physical exhaustion)

Algidity during very early pregnancy may be flu

If you feel cold or hot flashes in the very early pregnancy and get a high fever, you may have a cold or flu. The algidity you feel in the very early stages of pregnancy and the chills when you have a high fever are very similar.

Therefore, it’s easy to confuse one with the other. However, when you have a cold or flu, your body temperature may become too high to be considered algidity.

The symptoms between algidity and flu are very similar. You may be confusing but check the list later.

Even if the body temperature rises in the very early stages of pregnancy, it’s almost around 37°C. Therefore, if you get a high fever over 38 °C, there is a high possibility that you have a cold or flu. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, visit your gynecologist and ask for instructions from your doctor.

How to know symptoms of early pregnancy?

The feeling of algidity in the very early stages of pregnancy is often similar to the coldness when having the flu, with symptoms such as hot flashes and fatigue, joint pains, drowsiness, and headache in addition to chills. Even nowadays, there is often no distinction. We will introduce the slight differences between the coldness that you feel when you have a cold/flu and algidity during the very early pregnancy.

If you have symptoms of sore throat or cough, it could be a cold/flu.

Symptoms of algidity during very early pregnancy include hot flashes, headaches, physical fatigue, sleepiness, and symptoms such as a runny nose and stuffy noses in addition to algidity.

In addition to these symptoms during very early pregnancy, symptoms of cold are cough and sore throat. Therefore, it can be said that it is the main checkpoint for the difference is when you have a cough or sore throat.

However, we can’t say this in general terms. Even if you catch a cold, you may not have a cough or sore throat, so it is better to try a pregnancy test after the scheduled menstruation date to make sure if you are pregnant or not.

If you feel symptoms of very early pregnancy, check using a pregnancy test

It is really difficult and uncertain to judge pregnancy with only the early pregnancy symptoms. The symptoms during very early pregnancy differ depending on the individual. Pregnancy judgment by symptoms is difficult because some people don’t feel any symptoms during that period.

Therefore, in order to judge pregnancy clearly, use a pregnancy test or have a medical check-up. Judgment of pregnancy test is almost 100% credible unless you make a mistake in using it.

When can you use a pregnancy test?

You can use a pregnancy test from the scheduled menstruation date upon entering early pregnancy. You should be able to tell if you are pregnant at 5 to 6 weeks of pregnancy, as a general pregnancy test can be useful one week after the scheduled menstruation date.

You may want to know the results quickly, but it is important to check how to use the pregnancy test carefully and use it correctly to get accurate results. Wait for the right timing to use a pregnancy test.

If you are on fertility treatment, we recommend that you check basal body temperature. By measuring the temperature, the ovulation day can be roughly predicted, and you can determine when it is easy for you to become pregnant.

Also, if your body temperature is high during the low-temperature phase, you know that you may get pregnant. The basal body temperature table also helps women’s health management.


During a very early pregnancy, it’s not easy to judge if you are really pregnant or not. Don’t judge only by the symptoms but use a pregnancy test or visit gynecology to check the facts.

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