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Dyspepsia in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11430180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dyspepsia with or without nausea is common during pregnancy. Known ulcer disease, gastritis, and GERD may improve during pregnancy. Many women have a stoic and long-suffering posture during pregnancy owing to an unrealistic expectation concerning the teratogenicity of commonly used drugs. It is appropriate in medicine to alleviate pain and suffering when possible, and many drugs can be used safely and effectively to control upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms. When symptoms are persistent into the late second trimester, refractory to pharmacologic treatment, or severe, H. pylori infection, complications of ulcer disease, and underlying cancer should be suspected and sequentially ruled out. More timely treatment and work-up of nonobstetric disease during pregnancy is expected to lower perinatal complications.
S L Winbery; K E Blaho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-29     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Group, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dyspepsia / etiology*,  physiopathology
Gastritis / therapy
Gastroesophageal Reflux / therapy
Helicobacter Infections / diagnosis
Helicobacter pylori
Nausea / drug therapy
Peptic Ulcer / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications* / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis

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