Patient discussion about emesis

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Q. I'm scared to be pregnant... vomiting and to give birth...Please tell me it's fine!!

A1since how long are you pregnant? it seems that it just started. if you vomit a lot it is imperative that you drink enough water - still water like Vitel, Vichy, L'eau d'Evian that you get in your country and find bottles in glass - not in plastic! Plastic is anorganic and can't be assimilated in our bodies. there is no reason to be scared if you vomit. this means that you don't drink enough water. i know this. believe me and you will see that in the next days you will not vomit anymore. just keep me informed please!
A2Hi Chris
I'm not pregnant, just thinking about it. Thanks for the tips.

Joseph
I think it's a scary thing. I will have to go through it anyway, no other choice if I want to have children :) I will try to speak to my mum and some other women with experience.

Thanks guys
Elise
A3most people will look at you in a weird way when you'll tell them that you are scared of getting pregnant. but i know from my wife's experience that a first pregnancy is a scary process. and a lot of women are afraid! it's ok! it's natural to be scared! i suggest talking to someone you trust, some one with good experience, that can guide you and help you.

Q. Dizziness and vomiting after a car accident, what can it be?

Two days ago I was in a car accident and a car rear ended me. I went to the emergency room and was checked up and was discharged saying all is ok. Following the next morning I woke up and the whole room was spinning. I feel nauseous and find it hard to do daily activities. What do I have?
A1It could be Vertigo. The sudden onset of vertigo usually indicates a peripheral vestibular disorder.
Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually last a few seconds to a few minutes and are intermittent (i.e., come and go). They also may include lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea, usually as a result of a change in position (e.g., rolling over in bed, getting out of bed). Please consult your GP about these symptoms.
A2It sounds like Vertigo, which can happen from car accidents. Symptoms of vertigo vary in severity and may include the following:
A feeling your surroundings are moving or spinning, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in standing or walking, the sensation of light-headedness, the sensation of not being able to keep up with what you are looking at, and the sensation that the floor is moving.
Go to your GP for further diagnosis. He might do an examination of your ears, eye movements and nervous system in order to find out the cause of your symptoms.

Q. my friend recently told me that she throws up from time to time and it helps her balance her weight

I told her I think that’s what bulimic girls do, but she insisted that it wasn’t something she can’t control or that comes after eating bursts (which she doesn’t have). It still seems wrong to me, but I would like to hear other’s opinions.
Abolimic girls try to avoid eating. then they get so frustrated that they eat like crazy and then feel guilty and threw ups. it's a bad condition that needs to and can be treated.

Q. frequent sharp pains in stomach followed by vomiting and or diarehha?

AThese symptoms could fit ulcer disease, although diarrhea is less frequent. Other common possibilities I can think about are bile stones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biliary_colic), and also IBS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irritable_bowel_syndrome), although many other things could cause such symptoms as you describe.

Q. What foods and beverages are best to give with cancer/chemo related nausea and vomiting?

My father is undergoing chemo for malignant melanoma that has spread to liver/lungs/kidneys. He has constantly nausea and vomits at the drop of a hat. How do I get some nutrition into him? What would help other than prescription meds which he is already on?
A1If he's vomiting, he needs to ask for his anti-sickness meds to be changed or adjusted. They are much better these days, and I found that though I felt nauseous I never vomited.
He should eat whatever he feels he can manage or will make him feel better. Don't worry too much about him getting a healthy or balanced diet, he can put that right when chemo's over. I went through a stage during chemo when I only wanted mashed potatoes; bland carbohydrate was all I fancied, and I ate a lot of them!
I found that ginger in any form helps with nausea - ginger tea, ginger biscuits, crystallized ginger - anything. Cola helped too - some people find it more effective if it's allowed to go flat before drinking it.

Hope your dad gets some relief soon.
A2Acupuncture, acupressure, and Chinese herbal medicine can all help to relieve nausea from chemotherapy.

You can try giving him ginger and cardamon as food supplements. There is more information detailed in this article:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/TCM-for-Nausea-and-Morning-Sickness
Stronger Chinese herbal medicine formulas are available by seeing a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine who specializes in complementary chemotherapy treatments.

You can also try some acupressure on your father. P6 is a well-known point for managing nausea. This article provides guidance on locating and using this powerful point:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupressure-for-Nausea

Seeing a Licensed Acupuncturist for acupuncture treatment can be one of the most effective ways of combating the nausea.
A3One thing to consider is possible using plastic utensils. Many people mention that the metal utensils leave a bad taste in their mouth. Just something that may help.

Q. Can a infertile woman become pregnant and why the pregnancy test showed positive and why I had a vomiting?

I am 28 years female …new to this community and I have one problem……..I was given Ovidrel for my infertility cure and I soon started feeling nausea and vomited thus I tested with home pregnancy test and found to my happiness it to be positive I stopped my medicine and after a week met a gynaec which revealed nothing of such ……I was shocked……..I still do not believe……………can a infertile woman become pregnant and why the pregnancy test showed positive and why I had a vomiting?
A1i know for a fact that nausea and vomiting is a side effect of Ovidrel and agrees with DaronStorm on the reason of the positive pregnancy test. This hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), can also be called the pregnancy hormone. it surprises me that the doctor never told you about it...
i wish you success in the hard journey of trying to get pregnant!

A2Hi……yes…..it’s very much possible for you to become pregnant. But you require different type of treatment before you become pregnant. Your doctor must be taking care for yours so just take care to discuss with your doctor before you have such pregnancy symptoms. I think this Ovidrel had caused some side effect as you vomited, which is an indication. Ovidrel is actually hCG hormone with some other hormone which is given for the cure of infertility which made you tested as positive at home and as you stopped taking your medicine your hormone level may have reduced and it tested negative later when your gynaec took them…. I feel you must meet your doctor who is treating you with infertility and please tell this incident……but don’t worry, and don’t miss your medicines, as your medicine will sure make you ready to have a baby.

Q. How do you diagnose celiac?

My daughter is 3 years old and is constantly vomiting, has diarrhea and stomach aches. Could this be celiac?
A1This could in fact be celiac. The initial step in screening should include: IgA endomysial antibodies (EMA), IgA tissue transglutaminase (tTG), IgG tissue transglutaminase and Total IgA antibodies. The patients with positive antibody tests, and those with an IgA deficiency, should have a small bowel biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and assess the degree of damage, which is performed endoscopically (looking inside the body by inserting a tube into it).
A2Numerous studies demonstrate that children with Celiac frequently have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea with failure to thrive (FTT), abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal distension. The symptoms you described could in fact be celiac so you should ask your GP to test your duaghter for it.
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