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What causes nausea and vomiting in an elderly person?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Posted on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 in Women's Health
Question: My mother 80, was considered in good health post the recent death (9/39/2017) of my father
Had vaginal bleeding day of memorial service
Constipation
Nausea and vomiting
Signs of shock
Now unexplained weight loss
- is at home but now requires constant family care
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Rule out endometrial carcinoma

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern

Unexplained weight loss, dehydration, vaginal bleeding raises the concern for possible uterine (endometrial ) cancer. She requires a detailed pelvic examination, USG pelvis and CT abdomen and pelvis. Please be advised to follow up with a gynecologist/primary provider for necessary evaluation.
Drink plenty of fluids containing electrolytes like Gatorade to stay hydrated and replenish potassium levels (especially if she has been losing fluids through vomiting).

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Dr.Lekshmi
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 8 hours later
Thank you for providing additional information even though I failed to ask a questions.

I will email her primary doctor at Kaiser; Kaiser’s email response and then their follow through I believe is the one good point of Kaiser HealthCare

Thank you again
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 6 minutes later
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You are welcome

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And thank you for trusting us.
Please let me know if you need further clarifications.

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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 6 hours later
Hello,
I forgot she had a partial hysterectomy leaving in one Overy

I looked up the USG scan and yes she had a pelvic ultrasound

She is back in emergency on a Potassium IV drip and drinking fluids :(
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Your mother requires an Abdominal Xray erect dine to evaluate for possible intestinal obstruction. Please be advised to discuss this possibility with ER doctor.

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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