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Repeated vomiting, esophageal strictures - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   my husband is having an esophogeal strictures type attack
Doctor :  
ok
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what symptoms is he having?
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plaese provide age, and location
User :   he hasn't had his esophagus stretched in a long time...and he cannot hold anything down
User :   he is 25,
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ok
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is he having repeated vomiting?
User :   yes
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is he having abdominal pain?
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what is the color of the vomit?
User :   his chest does, like something is stuck
Doctor :  
ok
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is there any burning in chest?
User :   clear or the color of anything he tries to drink...peptobismol for example
User :   yes
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and since long is he suffering from this attack?
User :   supper time
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has he had previous episodes of this problem?
User :   yes, but they are usually not this long
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ok
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is able to retain clear fluids?
User :   no
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try giving him small sips of clear fluid and see
User :   we have
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if not then he needs to be taken to ER
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and given intravenous antiemetic agents to stop this vomiting
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and some investigations need to be done to find out the real cause for this repeated problem

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he will also need fluid replacement if he is having dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
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