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Suggest treatment for no bowel movement and cough

no bowel movement for 6 days, have not been able to eat anything in 6 days, : after I try to eat or drink something I will cough till I start to sweat then run to bathroom to throw up what I just had ... I try to take itty-bitty sips of broth or chipped ice and water ... but I still cough and the process starts all over again ...I called my Dr., I thought I had Bronchitis and he called in a script for a Z pak .. I took one pill with water and threw it up ..always the cough comes first then sweating then coughing up clear sputum ..Today I inserted a glycerin suppository with almost no results .. The sputum is always clear and after the cough I have to force up the sputum .....I am female, do water aerobics 3 times a week , my age is 62 .. Also, no bowel sounds or gas ...After I sip water , my upper right part of the stomach will burn ... I have a history of Barretts esophagus and take Nexium ... Have not taken my meds in 6 days for fear of burning my throat if I had to throw-up ....Thanks-You .. Patty Baker
Wed, 30 Nov 2016
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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history of no bowel movements for 6 days, unable to eat anything in the last 6 days. after drinking or eating cough comes out first followed by sweating and then vomiting. Doctor thought of bronchitis and gave Z-pack, that too was vomited out. Female/62 - aerobics thrice weekly, history of Barrette's and take Nexium, not taken medicines for 6 days for fear of burning the throat.
With the history you have provided, you can go into dehydration and electrolyte imbalance soon.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Rush to ER or a Hospital for clinical evaluation, examination for vitals, investigations of blood, electrolytes, kidney, liver functions and other tests as may be suggested
.
Ultrasonography of abdomen.
Upper GI Endoscopy
To get started on intravenous fluids and further treatment as per the causes found.
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