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Hyperemesis
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For anyone who is interested in exactly what is going on with me and why it is considered a fairly serious problem if not treated or monitored closely...here is some info. This gives a basic description, symptoms and complications of hypermesis. This helped me to understand better what was going on with me and why it was so good I decided I did not just have to "grin and bear it" anymore and that something was more wrong with me than just "really bad morning sickness."  My mom freaked when she read this but I'm doing much better now and can at least keep some fluids down me so I know everything will be ok. And most importantly I have never been alone in this...God knows what I am going through and no matter what happens He is always with me to help me through. Thanks again to all of you for your love and prayers and support.
 Love,

Melanie

WHAT IS HYMEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM?

Severe nausea and vomiting in a pregnant woman, causing dehydration and drastic changes in body chemistry that has a harmful effect on the health of both the mother and the fetus.

This is different and much more serious than morning sickness during pregnancy. Approximately 0.35% of pregnant women are effected by this condition.

Signs and Symptoms

Severe nausea.

Vomiting, first of mucus, then of bile and finally of blood.

Dehydration.

Failure to gain weight, or weight loss to less than pre-pregnancy weight

Pale, dry and sometimes yellow skin.

Rapid heartbeat.

Headache, confusion or lethargy.


 POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Severe dehydration.

Liver disease.

Coma.

Miscarriage or damage to the fetus.

Death of the mother.

Gall Bladder complications

Kidney failure
PROBABLE OUTCOME

Usually curable with treatment. Termination of pregnancy may be required in case symptoms don't improve inspite of treatment.

I hope this helps to explain better what I have and the effects it can cause.