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Upper gastrointestinal symptoms in the third trimester of the normal pregnancy.
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PMID:  7635226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To report on the prevalence of well-being, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting related to gestational week, parity, and age in the third trimester of the normal pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Self-administered questionnaire filled in daily by 180 women from 31st gestational week to delivery. RESULTS: The study was completed by 120 women. The weekly prevalence of well-being decreased from 50% at the 31st gestational week to 24% at the 42nd gestational week (P = 0.00001). The weekly prevalence of heart-burn (approximately 60%), nausea (approximately 16%) and vomiting (approximately 7%) was nearly constant throughout the study period. Well-being was inversely related to parity, (P = 0.006), heartburn positively related to age (P = 0.016), and nausea and vomiting inversely related to age (P = 0.003 and P = 0.044). CONCLUSION: Discomforts are customary in the third trimester of normal pregnancy. However, heartburn and especially nausea and vomiting appeared occasionally and were not present for longer periods. The findings that heartburn, nausea and vomiting had different relations to age may suggest different etiologies.
A Knudsen; M Lebech; M Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-14     Completed Date:  1995-09-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hjørring Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Diseases / epidemiology*
Heartburn / epidemiology
Nausea / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Regression Analysis
Vomiting / epidemiology

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