Maternal / Newborn Question #23

Question

A client is 12-weeks pregnant and is diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. Which condition must be monitored?

Answers

  1. Signs of pre-eclampsia
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  2. Signs of bleeding
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  3. Signs of electrolyte imbalance
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  4. Signs of miscarriage
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Explanation

Hyperemesis gravidarum causes frequent vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration. Fluid loss, electrolyte imbalance, and acid-base imbalances are at risk. Option A is incorrect since pre-eclampsia usually occurs later and is not related to hyperemesis gravidarum. Opitons B & C are incorrect since bleeding and miscarriage are not typical signs of hyperemesis gravidarum.

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