What causes persistent vomiting and nausea?
Suspecting a number of conditions, listed below for reference
Hello sir and welcome.
Thank you for writing to us.
I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. There is one thing I really don't comprehend or approve of in your country, and that is the medical system.
An individual suffering from acute continuous vomiting and regurgitation which is coffee brown in colour is made to wait for at least 2 weeks to meet a specialist for treatment? And not only that, she does meet a medical team which consists of at least 1 doctor, and is treated for nausea? And not recommended an admission? It really baffles me! But we are not here to discuss that are we.
I am sorry to hear about your mother having to wait that long, really I truly am; in terms of an expected diagnosis, we can expect any of the below listed conditions, but please note that the list could not be shorted only because an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy would be the best and first line to diagnose the cause.
+Ulcers: Stomach or peptic ulcer disease
+Liver abnormality (cirrhosis, alcohol use, liver failure): In my opinion less likely
+Gastric causes: Duodenitis, oesophageal varices, Mallory-Weiss tear, gastritis, gastric erosions, etc.
Here are my recommendations:
+Avoid alcohol completely
+Avoid spicy food
+Avoid oily food
+Avoid fatty food
+Avoid carbonated drinks
+Avoid long gaps between meals
+Avoid all medications (Especially pain killers)
+Have bland food, preferably a liquid or semi-solid diet
+Have 5-6 smaller meals instead of 2-3 larger ones
+Drink plenty of water
+Have 1 tbsp of sucralfate syrup three times a day for the next 6 months, 10 minutes before each meal (this is the most important point of management, so please do not skip this at any point)
I hope and pray your mother undergoes a quick and complete recovery, but first I really hope she is met by a specialist at the earliest. Please do not hesitate to write to me about anything, I am always here to help.
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