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What is the best treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum?

What is the best treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum?

Whatever works: We usually start with oral medications. If this doesn't work we move on to rectal suppositories, or dissolving tablets, or IV meds if needed. Difficult cases usually do well with zofran (ondansetron) or end up getting admitted for IV fluids, rest, & medications. Make sure you check with your doc to find what works best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Niebyl
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Definition)

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition in pregnant women where nausea and vomiting are more extreme or persistent than in a conventional pregnancy. The condition can ...Read more


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What's the best treatment to get rid of hyperemesis gravidarum?

Whatever works: Unrelenting nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is most common around 10 to 14 weeks gestation. When necessary, it usually responds to IV hydration and antiemetic medications. Keeping yourself well hydrated will help, which can be difficult with persistent nausea and vomiting - keeping the nausea under control with oral medications is important - as dehydration worsens so does the hyperemesis. ...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 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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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 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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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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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

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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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Severe Vomiting (Definition)

Severe vomiting is a symptom in which a person vomits extremely forcefully and/or vomits repeatedly. When vomiting symptoms become severe, a doctor's ...Read more