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How do other illnesses affect hyperemesis gravidarum?

Other illnesses can produce the same symptoms as hyperemesis gravidarum. These include thyroid disease, gall bladder disease, fatty liver, hypercalcemia, urinary tract infection, and gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Hyperemesis gravidarum usually develops during the first trimester, so if symptoms of severe nausea and vomiting persist into the later stages of pregnancy, it is important that your doctor rule out other causes of this condition.

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