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Diabetic, angioplasty done, non-functioning kidney, has stomach ache, vomiting after eating food. Reason?

Hello Doctor, My mother,56, has a problem where she experiences stomach ache a lot and vomits food every time she intakes it after 10-15 minutes. One of her kidneys does not work and the other has shrunk in size. She is also a diabetic, has had angioplasty about 2 years back when she suffered a heart attack . As the kidney has shrunk, she is advised to intake only half glass of water everyday and after 3 months time, water gets deposited in her lungs which is taken out by the doctors after operating on her. Also, the excess water goes to her feet and hands and gives a swollen appearance to these body parts. This excess water in hands and legs gets removed by Lasix tablet. Kindly advice on why does she vomit and how can we prevent this? If she does not take food she becomes very weak because of this. So is there something we can do or take prevention to get rid of this condition or atleast control her problem. Thanks. Pawankumar
Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

Your mother has small kidney that means Chronic renal failure in which if Blood urea and Cratinine are rising and she has Uraemia.

nausea and vomiting are common you have not mentioned about renal function if they are deteriorating she will need Hemo Dialysis to remove waste products from blood.

Swelling all over also indicate renal failure and Lasix is treatment for it.

She also has Ischemic heart disease other drugs she is taking may have some effects.

Other cause is stomach out let obstruction.This can be detected by Endoscpy and blood tests if this is the cause it can be treated and if need is there surgery is also possible.

you must see your Physician/Nephrologist to detect the cause so that it can be treated.

Please take care

Good Luck

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