Gastrointestinal Disease and Pregnancy
Author: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF; Chief Editor: David Chelmow, MD more…
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders represent some of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy. Some women have GI disorders that are unique to pregnancy. Other pregnant patients present with chronic GI disorders that require special consideration during pregnancy. Understanding the presentation and prevalence of various GI disorders is necessary to optimize care for these patients..[1, 2] This article focuses on common GI symptoms during pregnancy and the common GI diseases that can be challenging to manage during pregnancy.
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