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Can Causes Persistent Nausea From Eating Certain Food?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Question: I can not get our 17 year old son to a gastrologist I believe is the practice, until next Wednesday. He is only able to hold certain foods and liquids down. He goes to the bathroom regularly. He does not due drugs, he does have migraines once in a while, however the issue of throwing up is almost daily depending on the food or drinks he has. He can hold apple juice and water down but not grape juice. another item he can not hold down is chicken. Any ideas on his possible issue would be helpful. does this require immediate a.s.a.p. attention? This has been going on for over a week. He has not had any other symptoms.

Just curious if any thoughts or ideas come to mind? or any questions that I might be able to provide additional answers too?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Non Emergency as long as he maintains blood pressure and pulse with no temp

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is a curious case as it started suddenly and progressed so fast in a weeks time.
It is peculiar to hold only few foods that too juices which are completely processed and easy to consume and digest as well.
A history of migraine should be linked to this present problem. There is something called abdominal migraine in a case of stomach pain. But he does not have stomach pain.
His problems can be temporarily controlled without a proper diagnosis. In such a case you should visit a primary care doctor who can prescribe anti emetics like Domperidone or Ondensetron. He can prescribe proton pump inhibitors as well like Pantoprazole.
As long as he maintains the blood pressure, pulse and well hydrated with no temperature he can wait to meet the gastroenterologist. If Gastrologist appointment is delayed you can first meet a primary care doc to control his unusual symptoms.
If he is not maintaining hydration with dropping bp/pulse he better visit a ER for emergency call to Gastrologist.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Thanks you for the reply and easing our anxiety over this issue. No he does not have a fever or any other symptoms.
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please take earliest appointment with Gastro

Detailed Answer:
That is good and take care of symptoms sooner.
You can visit PCP tomorrow but it should not stop you from taking the earliest appointment with gastroenterologist. he may need quite a few blood work up and Imaging studies to understand the nature of the problem fully. Be prepared for it.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Causes Persistent Nausea From Eating Certain Food?

Brief Answer: Non Emergency as long as he maintains blood pressure and pulse with no temp Detailed Answer: Hi, This is a curious case as it started suddenly and progressed so fast in a weeks time. It is peculiar to hold only few foods that too juices which are completely processed and easy to consume and digest as well. A history of migraine should be linked to this present problem. There is something called abdominal migraine in a case of stomach pain. But he does not have stomach pain. His problems can be temporarily controlled without a proper diagnosis. In such a case you should visit a primary care doctor who can prescribe anti emetics like Domperidone or Ondensetron. He can prescribe proton pump inhibitors as well like Pantoprazole. As long as he maintains the blood pressure, pulse and well hydrated with no temperature he can wait to meet the gastroenterologist. If Gastrologist appointment is delayed you can first meet a primary care doc to control his unusual symptoms. If he is not maintaining hydration with dropping bp/pulse he better visit a ER for emergency call to Gastrologist.