Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today.
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sorry to hear you have been dealing with this nausea
:) hi there
Thanks :) It was a pain while pregnant and annoyed that it is continuing. :(
let me ask you .... are you having any associated pain with the nausea or
yes, I could imageine
do you have abdominal pain or back pain with the nausea?
I don't *think* I'm having pain with the nausea. Oh, if it's lower abdominal, then no. And no back pain. I wondered if it was pain I felt because when I apply pressure to my upper tummy, it helps and since putting the abdomen wrap (a postpartum tummy binder) on, it does feel better.
But I'm fairly certain it is nausea, because I do often feel as though I'm going to throw up while experience it. :(
the reason I was asking is because the gallbladder (disease) can cause nausea. Having children (pregnancy) puts you at a little bit higher risk for gallbladder disease vs. someone who isn't prego
..and you being pregnant 5 times def elevates your risk for gallbladder disease
gallbladder disease can be perceived as nausea, it can also cause pain in the back, or even the shoulder(s)
I'm not saying that is 100% the reason here, but certainly worth checking into
and because the nausea didn't go away after childbirth, I would say it does not correlate to your pregnancy
(as in, not related to hormones)
a simple gallbladder scan (ultrasound) can tell your Dr if the gallbladder is to blame
OK....could it be at all caused by having weak tummy muscles? And another weird thing that I thought of was that when I drink something carbonated, that seems to help as well. I don't know if it's because I'm able to belch or if it's just a coincidence.
well gallbladder disease can cause an increase in gas on the stomach so the ability to belch would help, that is not really a coincidence-I think that is a viable connection you have found
I don't think the weak stomach muscles would be too related here
OK, thanks :)
and it can be something that doesn't cause constant nausea? Such as it can come and go as it has?
I will call in tomorrow and make an appointment with my family doctor.
You are welcome, I hope you get to feeling better. I would definitely see my Dr for the scan. As far as other causes, it could be H. Pylori (a bacteria that affects the gut), or even gastritis
if your ultrasound scan is found to be negative and the nausea continues, your Dr may order a upper GI study
the Appt sounds great!
I thought of H. Pylori, because I'm so prone to morning sickness but I had to have a round of antibiotics while pregnant, so figured that would've taken care of it. Could it still be a culprit?
Yes, it could still be a culprit. Not all antibiotics will cover a H Pylori infectin
Presently, the most commonly used treatment regimen for H pylori infection that fail an initial course of antibiotic therapy is bismuth-based quadruple therapy. This treatment consists of bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole(Flagyl), and tetracycline 4 times daily for 7 to 14 days. Given the potential benefits for patients with metronidazole-resistant strains of H pylori, this therapy should be combined with a PPI once to twice daily.
OK. Thank you so much for the info. :)
thank you for allowing me to help :)
I will certainly call in tomorrow for an appointment.