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Whatc auses persistent vomiting? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Jun-2014
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User:I have been struggling with vomitings from the last 2 years.. was under medication for almost an year..also consulted few gastroenterologits . but no luck...
User:went through tests like endoscopy, colonoscopy etc..
User:but none of the reports show any problem... still problem persists..
User:could you please suggest me on how to proceed?
User:I went through hernia surgery 2 years ago.. since then this problem started
Doctor:What does the vomit look like?
Doctor:What is the colour of the vomit?
User:whenever i eat heavy food i vomit
User:and it happens once or twice a week
Doctor:Does it have mucous in it?
User:sorry.. mucous means?
Doctor:Mucous means thick slimy secretions
Doctor:Something like a discharge
User:not exactly sure.. but mostly i vomit exactly 2 to 3 hrs after having food
User:once i vomited, nausea feeling also goes away.. and feel relaxed
User:and some times a loose motion also happens with vomiting
Doctor:Have you gotten tests done like ultrasound of abdomen etc
Doctor:It seems like some kind of obstruction
User:yes.. ultra sound was also done many times..
Doctor:Did something show up?
User:but after looking at my reports, doctor told to avoid aerated drinks..and said that i have ulcers
User:nothing else was mentioned
Doctor:Can you tell me the report of the ultrasound?
User:color doppler and ultra sound findings are within normal limits
Doctor:In my opinion there may be some mild inflammation somewhere in git
User:colonoscpoy says : edematous mucosal antral folds multiple superficial ulcers wirh mild nodularity in the antrum and prepylori c area
User:biopsy was also taken...
User:impression : chronic active gasttritis
Doctor:gastritis is inflammation of stomach
Doctor:It may have happened after taking antibiotics and pain killers after hernia surgery
Doctor:The surgery itself has not caused it
User:but i vomit mostly when i overeat
User:that too once or twice a week
Doctor:Since it is long term
Doctor:I will suggest that you take care of it with lifestyle measures like drinking cleanest water
Doctor:from RO system
User:can this be cured completely?
Doctor:It can get better with lifestyle
Doctor:You will need to avoid exposure to germs
Doctor:You will also need to avoid pain killers and other medicines that can cause gastritis
User:i am underweight..and my dietician suggested me to eat protien rich food to put on weight
Doctor:Sometimes H pylori bacteria is associated with it, but it shows up on biopsy
Doctor:In your case it did not show up
Doctor:Protein rich food and high calorie foods can be taken to increase wieght
Doctor:High calorie foods include milk products like cheese, butter , ghee etc
Doctor:Medicines like sucralfate can be taken that help by coating the ulceres
User:ok..what kind of foods shold not be taken to avoid gastritis??
Doctor:Spicy foods to be avoided
Doctor:Bland foods to be taken, fruits and vegetables are good
Doctor:Antacids can be taken to neutralize the acid (if you feel the hyperacidity)
Doctor:You will also need to monitor for Vitamin B12 deficiency in blood
Doctor:Regular small meals can be taken
User:how can this be monitored??
Doctor:endoscopy is the best test
Doctor:But you donot need to repeat it unless it is really needed
Doctor:It wont show up on other tests
Doctor:Another way is to keep a track of your symptoms
Doctor:if you feel you are getting better, it means that the condition is improving
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:thats pretty much..
Doctor:Hope my suggestions help you
User:should i use antacids and sulfacrade?
Doctor:Sucralfate is good to treat the ulcers
Doctor:antacids are good to improve the acidity
User:does it have any side effects?? when should i take these
Doctor:So to manage bad symptoms both can be taken
Doctor:It is very safe
User:could you please suggest a good gaestroenterologists located in hyderabad?
Doctor:Sorry Im not aware of doctors in XXXXXXX
User:oh.. thats ok
Doctor:But our customercare team can assist you
User:sure.. thank you...
Doctor:I will let them know
User:should i take the medicine after food?
User:sucralfate and antacids?
Doctor:Sucralfate is to be taken 1 hr before meals
User:3 times a day?
Doctor:Two times a day
User:and how many days you think is required?
Doctor:Antacids like gelusil to be taken only when needed
User:ohhh ok.. do you think eno works?
Doctor:when you feel you have burning feeling in stomach
Doctor:Eno wont work
Doctor:Eno is for bloating
Doctor:It may help prevent vomiting
User:oh ok.. i will take gelusil..
Doctor:But will nothelp with gastritis
User:sucralate for a month?? motring and night before food?
User:thank you so much for answering all my questions
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
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