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If HG continued past mid-pregnancy, did you experience complications during delivery related to your poor health such as a strained ligaments/joints, pelvic floor damage, prolonged or weak pushing, fainting, low blood pressure, low pain tolerance, forceps/assisted delivery, broken bones, nerve damage, low amniotic fluid, fetal problems due to difficult delivery, etc.?


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    Information about Pneumothorax, Iatrogenic, Spontaneous and Pneumomediastinum.


Air is present in the mediastinum (the space in the chest between the two lungs).

Classic Signs: Chest pain, difficulty breathing, malaise.

Offsite Research:

Pneumomediastinum following esophageal rupture associated with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Liang SG, Ooka F, Santo A, Kaibara M.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Ichihara Hospital, Chiba, Japan. (e-mail: ryo@med.teikyo-u.ac.jp)
Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research 2002 Jun;28(3):172-5.

[no abstract]

Pneumomediastinum secondary to hyperemesis gravidarum during early pregnancy.
Yamamoto T, Suzuki Y, Kojima K, Sato T, Tanemura M, Kaji M, Yamakawa Y, Yokoi M, Suzumori K.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, Japan. (e-mail: tamao-y@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp)
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 2001 Dec;80(12):1143-5.

[no abstract]

Pneumomediastinum and bilateral pneumothoraces in a patient with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Schwartz M, Rossoff L.
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Long Island Campus for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY.
Chest 1994 Dec;106(6):1904-6.

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of the more common nausea of early pregnancy. We report an unusual case of pneumomediastinum and bilateral pneumothoraces presenting in the tenth week of pregnancy complicating HG.

Updated on: Aug. 17, 2019

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