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Excessive vomiting in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi sir..
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxxxx here
User :   my wife has some problem sir..
User :   she got pregnant recently
Doctor :   may i know her age ?
User :   21
User :   she is getting vomtings everyday...
User :   today she vomted all the food ( many times )
Doctor :   she is how many weeks pregnant ?\
User :   3 weeks
User :   she is not able to take food . she is hungry but all the food she took came out..
Doctor :   how many times she has been vomiting ?
User :   today its 5 times..
Doctor :   The exact cause of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is not clear. Most evidence points to rapid changes in hormone levels. These fluctuations may cause changes in the muscle contraction and relaxation patterns of your stomach and intestines, thus leading to nausea and vomiting.
Doctor :   does she has fever ?
Doctor :   abdominal pain ?
Doctor :   headaches?
User :   yes sir..she has head ache and body pains also ..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   This syndrome is called hyperemesis gravidarum, which literally means 'excessive vomiting in pregnancy'. It usually occurs in early pregnancy and requires prompt medical attention.
Doctor :   Treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum generally involves a stay in hospital where you'll be given anti-nausea medication (this will be safe for your baby) and intravenous fluids.
Doctor :   till then you can try the following
Doctor :   1. Take breakfast in bed before you actually get up and start your day.
Doctor :   2. Eat several small meals a day if she can and avoid an empty stomach.
Doctor :   3. Include some protein in diet, such as well cooked eggs, dairy products, lean meats, beans, whole grains, pulses and seeds.
Doctor :   4. Drink lots of water and other fluids between meals instead of during meals.
Doctor :   5. Have a spoon of ginger juice mixed with honey every morning. You could also try some ginger or lemon tea. Slices of lemon added to sparkling water or iced tea can also help provide some relief.
Doctor :   but most important you have to see a gynecologist
User :   we met a gynacologist on last week..sir
User :   she given some tablets...
Doctor :   when did the vomiting started ?
User :   it started with fever, 3 weeks ago ..
Doctor :   well she needs medical attention
User :   everyday she gets vomting . but today its too much . 5 times . not able to take any food . getting vomting 1 hour after food
Doctor :   you have to take her to the hospital
User :   can pls suggest urgent home treatment for now ( as is is mid-night now )
Doctor :   Have a spoon of ginger juice mixed with honey. or lemon tea
Doctor :   that will give relief
Doctor :   tomorrow first thing you should do is take her to the hospital
User :   thank u very much sir..
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