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How to tell if it's really bad morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum?

How to tell if it's really bad morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum?

No difference: The definition of hyperemesis is not well defined. Generally if you are not able to tolerate oral intake you need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Ruptured Food Pipe (Definition)

I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to ...Read more


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How to tell if I am suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness)?

How to tell if I am suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness)?

Are you pregnant?: 3 questions: Are you pregnant? Are you vomiting all day long? Have other causes of vomiting besides pregnancy been ruled out? If the answer is yes to all 3, you have hyperemesis. ...Read more

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What can I use for hyperemesis gravidarum if I don't have a doctor?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Over the counter motion sickness medications work well for morning sickness. You can also take vitamin b6 supplements. Small frequent meals are also beneficial. ...Read more

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How long does belly pain associated with hyperemesis gravidarum last?

How long does belly pain associated with hyperemesis gravidarum last?

Shouldn't have: Hyperemesis gravidarum is extensive nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, shouldn't cause an abdominal pain. If you experience abdominal pain while pregnant see your obgyn or go to er asap. ...Read more

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How can I treat hyperemesis gravidarum?

How can I treat hyperemesis gravidarum?

Depends: The treatment is complicated and involves many things. Starting with change in diet and meals scheduling to treatments with different medication to get vomiting under controll, treatment to hydrate you and balance back your electrolytes. Dont try to treat it on your know, let you doctor manage it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperemesis gravidarum?

What is the definition or description of: Hyperemesis gravidarum?

Morning sickness: Often, particularly in early pregnancy, women will vomit. Sometimes in the morning, sometimes all day or night long. Hyper (increased or large) emesis (vomiting) gravidarum (the condition of being pregnant) literally means increased vomiting of pregnancy and when vomiting exceeds the ability to take in the amount of fluid that's lost then mom needs medical attention and sometimes hospitalization. ...Read more

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Can I b induce ...im 33 wks prego...with hyperemesis gravidarum....im.stressing out with this condition...

Can I b induce ...im 33 wks prego...with hyperemesis gravidarum....im.stressing out with this condition...

Unlikely: Few physicians would induce a patient at 33 weeks for hyperemesis gravidarum. While the nausea and vomiting can certainly be a debilitating problem there are means of treatment - the ultimate solution may be delivery, 39 weeks should be the goal for the end of your pregnancy. 37 weeks would likely be the minimal gestational age to consider elective delivery depending on the status of the baby. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hyperemesis gravidarum?

What are the tests for hyperemesis gravidarum?

Hyperemisis gravidar: Besides a physical exam, checking for low blood pressure or high pulse, your doctor may want to check a blood count and test the urine for ketones. Test for liver and GI problems may be done. A pregnancy ultrasound may need to be done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum?

What are the symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum?

Nausea/ ptyalism.: Nausea, vomiting and excessive salivation (ptyalism) are all seen with hyperemesis. Transient hyperthyroidism is often noted by laboratory criteria and is generally self-limited. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum?

What are the treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum?

Several: Depends on how severe. If you are really dehydrated and have ketones in your urine then you may need to be admitted and receive IV hydration. Try ginger, fennel, anise, licorice, lemon juice, popsicles, broth. ...Read more

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What is hyperemesis gravidarum?

Basically: It's severe morning sickness. There are a small percentage of women who have severe prolonged vomiting during pregnancy. They sometime require hospitalization. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sickle cell be a cause for "lose of pregnancy" and "acute hyperemesis gravidarum"?

Help plz! Can sickle cell be a cause for "lose of pregnancy" and "acute hyperemesis gravidarum"?

Yes: Increased risks for miscarriage can be seen in pts with SCD. As well as premature birth and low birthweight in addition to complications for mom during pregnancy. Not aware of an association between SCD and hyper emesis ...Read more

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Does esophageal rupture recur after its treated?

Does esophageal rupture recur after its treated?

It can: Depends on the cause, and how well the treatment worked as well as the posttreatment healing ... ...Read more

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I'm worried about an esophageal rupture. I would feel pain, right?

I'm worried about an esophageal rupture. I would feel pain, right?

Absolutely: These days the most common cause of an esophageal rupture is during medical procedures such as endoscopy. When a rupture occurs, food or fluids leak out of the esophagus and into the chest. Symptoms include mild to severe chest pain, nausea/vomiting, fever, difficulty breathing, etc. If you had an esophageal rupture you wouldn't be on the computer right now, you would be on your way to the er. ...Read more

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My doc says i've got esophageal rupture. What does this mean?

My doc says i've got esophageal rupture. What does this mean?

Break in esophagus: If you were hospitalized and operated on, most likely this is what happened. If not, "esopageal rupture" may not be the right term. I wonder whether one meant esophageal hernia, which is not exactly a rupture but a weakness in the diaphragm sphincter. Sometimes in communication, encoding and decoding the message can be the source of misunderstanding. ...Read more

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Could esophageal rupture reoccur after its treated?

Could esophageal rupture reoccur after its treated?

Yes: Even after repair, if you re-create the situation which caused the rupture, it can recur. The most common cause is forceful vomiting, which can lead to a lower esophageal rupture. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Would there be more symptoms involved than just a burning pain in the chest area if I had a esophageal rupture or perforation?

Yes: Excruciating pain and death in 24-36 hrs Here's a reference: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwimu9XzwdLJAhXCrB4KHYGDBSAQFgg8MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc%2Farticles%2FPMC2431304%2F&usg=AFQjCNEMOYDC-mC1BFZ5PT8XYDFAxrRj6Q&sig2=cJDWfeFm3LJOvAIFmGM6uQ&bvm=bv.109395566,d.dmo ...Read more

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What are the tests for esophageal rupture?

What are the tests for esophageal rupture?

Chest Xray:: Will show air in mediastinum as well as, possibly, other findings (like whatever caused the rupture in the first place). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an esophageal rupture?

Can be: Severe chest pain associated with vomiting & maybe fever. Difficult to diagnose by symptoms alone. A rare condition to occur spontaneously. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Severe Vomiting (Definition)

"Severe vomiting can mean that: You vomit more than 10 times in 24 hours. For at least 24 hours, you vomit every time you try to drink something. The vomit shoots out in large amounts and with ...Read more


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more