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Roughly 2% of pregnant women in the US are hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum but the condition is oven misdiagnosed. Symptoms of the condition include sudden weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration, severe, continuous nausea and vomiting. It is often misdiagnosed as morning sickness or a psychological disorder but untreated or delays in treatment can lead to serious complications for both mother and child. Morning sickness usually disappears at about 3 months whereas hyperemesis gravidarum can last the whole pregnancy. The condition can increase the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery and low birth weight. Research shows that the condition may be genetic.
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About: Hyperemesis symptoms similar to morning sickness
Date: 28 September 2005
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