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Heartburn and flatulence, common in the second trimester, are most likely the result of which of the following?



A. Increased plasma HCG levels
B. Decreased intestinal motility
C. Decreased gastric acidity
D. Elevated estrogen levels

This question is part of Maternal and Child Health Practice Test Part 1- by RNpedia
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: May 29, 2020

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Answered Aug 16, 2019

Decreased gastric acidity

During the second trimester, the reduction in gastric acidity in conjunction with pressure from the growing uterus and smooth muscle relaxation, can cause heartburn and flatulence. HCG levels increase in the first, not the second, trimester. Decrease intestinal motility would most likely be the cause of constipation and bloating. Estrogen levels decrease in the second trimester.
 

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