Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Vomiting due to Pregnancy Treatment

Treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum usually includes oral rehydration therapy for dehydration, and medications to control vomiting. Some patients may require intravenous fluids in the setting of intractable vomiting or dehydration. Other measures include a special diet, vitamin supplements, and eating smaller more frequent meals.

Treatment options for hyperemesis gravidarum include:

Vomiting due to Pregnancy Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for vomiting?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Vomiting due to Pregnancy Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hyperemesis gravidarum:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Vomiting due to Pregnancy References
  1. Eliakim R, Abulafia O, Sherer DM. Hyperemesis gravidarum: a current review. Am J Perinatol. 2000;17(4):207-18. [11041443]
  2. Philip B. Hyperemesis gravidarum: literature review. WMJ. 2003;102(3):46-51. [12822290]
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