What is hyperemesis?

Nausea of pregnancy. Nausea/vomiting and ptyalism (excessive salivation) is quite common in the first trimester of the human pregnancy and probably helps pregnant women avoid potentially harmful foods for their fetus.

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What is hyperemesis gravidarum?

Nausea and Vomiting. Hyperemesis gravidarum is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that can lead to dehydration.
Basically. It's severe morning sickness. There are a small percentage of women who have severe prolonged vomiting during pregnancy. They sometime require hospitalization.

What causes extreme hyperemesis? Each pregnancy is worse and I was on TPN with my 3rd baby. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Pregnancy. Every pregnancy can be different. The changes in hormones is thought to be the cause of hyperemesis gravida. Other then anti nausea meds and sometimes IV fluids there is not a cure. Small frequent meals and/or having something in your stomach even a few crackers can help. Unfortunately some women have severe cases that are difficult to manage. Hope you feel better!

What exactly is cannabis hyperemesis syndrome?

It is an unusual. Reaction to marijuana, where people develop severe nausea and vomiting, which can result in several medical complications, including esophageal bleeding and perforation, dehydration and electrolyte disturbances. It is odd, because there is a disease called cyclic hyperemesis syndrome with bouts of severe vomiting where marijuana actually seems to help reduce it.

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.

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.

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.
Nausea medications. There are several medications that can be prescribed most commonly Promethazine (phenergan), odansetron (zofran) and metoclopomide (reglan). Ginger supplements and b vitamins help some people. Keeping your stomach coated with crackers or a piece of bread can help too. Try to stay hydrated. Stay busy to help distract your mind. Some patients will need to be admitted to the hospital for hydration.

What is the incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy?

1-2 % Most pregnant women will experience nausea. Many will also have vomitting. Hyperemesis gravidarum (hg) is a severe form that affects 1-2% characterized by unrelenting nausea, vomitting and the inability to take in enough calories and nutrition. There is a wide spectrum in how patients perceive and experience these symptoms and the term hg is often used loosely.
Low. Many women will have nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarum is unrelenting nausea and vomiting that usually requires treatment with IV fluids and IV anti- nausea medications.

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

Ginger, b6. Some of the "natural" things that my paitients have had success with are ginger, and lemon. Avoid the ginger tablets, it is better in food/drink items. Vitamin b6 in combination with doxylamine (in the sleep aid unisom) remakes bendectin, a commonly used agent for early pregnancy. The key for breaking the cycle is to stay hydrated, and if you can't keep liquids down you should see 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.

Wife weakness and dizziness. 2nd trimester recovering from 1st tri hyperemesis. What test should we ask GP to do?

Need OB MD not GP. You need to see a OB MD for prenatal care to follow up the hyperemesis gravidarum condition and future need for care.