Vomiting and obstruction

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Avatar m tn Your stools may be thin. Vomiting. This symptom is not common with a large-bowel (colonic) obstruction. If vomiting occurs, it usually happens late in the illness. Blockages caused by cancer may cause symptoms such as blood in the stool, weakness, weight loss, and lack of appetite.
Avatar n tn It seems that although the chemo has helped (CA125=148 prior to it and 140 after chemo's 1st cycle) with symptoms improvement on 2nd cycle(stoped vomiting, did feces, having gases, feeling better and well) my partial bowel obstruction persists. I'm hospitalized for more than 2 months now, I'm on TPN and my blood analysis is normal. In your opinion, what should I do: 1. keep on chemo? 2. Go into surgery? In case of adhesions, what are the chances of bowel unblocks by itself?
Avatar n tn If they suspect a bowel obstruction, maybe the stool cannot get past the blockage, but then you'd be vomiting and in extreme pain. Why are to trying to cleanse your system, and what is wrong?
Avatar m tn If there is obstruction, nasogastric tube is placed to help relieve abdominal distention and vomiting. Surgery may be needed to relieve the obstruction if the tube does not relieve the symptoms, or if there are signs of tissue death. Complications such as electrolyte imbalances, infection, perforation and tissue death should be avoided especially with her medical history.
Avatar m tn We had undergone 4 cycles of lipodox chemo but bowel obstruction has been sub acute with too much bowel sound and gases not passing. The bowel sound and not being able to eat any kind of food is making the quality of life worse. The x-rays showed suspected of partial obstruction and it has not improved with lipodox treatment. What has to be done? Please help us.
Avatar n tn Doctor, Referring to your answer: I was diagnosed ovarian cancer stage IV, 3 years and half ago. First surgery was only exploratory as they couldn't do anything. Then chemo: Cisplatinum+Taxol. Second surgery: optimal debulking. After it chemo again: another round of Cisplatinum+Taxol and then Taxol alone for maintenace. Then first recurrence: bowel obstruction. Third surgery: exploraty only as they found out massive peritoneal metastases (microscopic disease).
Avatar n tn She has come into hospital with nausea and vomiting over last 48 hrs. She has not passed flatus or had a bowel action for 3 days and you suspect she may have a bowel obstruction. The Intern in emergency wants to immediately insert a nasogastric tube but your arrival halts this procedure doe the interim. MY QUESTIONS ARE: 1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of nasogastric tube insertion in the palliative setting? 2. How would you assess her nausea and vomiting? 3.
Avatar n tn In 2005 I was admitted into hospital with vomiting and found I had narrowing of the intestines. I was put on steroid and felt better. In march this year I started vomiting again on and off and recently had a ct scan. They said I've a partial bowel obstruction and was wondering is there anyway I can keep my bowel with medicines rather than surgery.
Avatar n tn He went through the same drill on Wed. I called on Wed and said it had to be an obstruction and we need an ultrasound. My vet uses a mobile ultrasould. Sure thing, they called on Thursday to say he had a blockage in is deaudeom and needed surgery. The doctor said that his intestine had started to tear in a few places. He felt very confident that he sealed it all tight. He would start antibiotics immediatly and we will see if he gets better. He has never run a temp.
Avatar m tn She met with her Gyn-Onc surgeon today to go over the results and he said that her vomiting and cramping is due to changes in her body due to extensive surgery. He said that since her CA is a good indicator for her he is sure that this abdomen pain and vomiting is not due to cancer. He also called in another Gyn-Onc surgeon who assisted him during surgery to go over the results. Both of them reviewed everything and also physically examined her to rule out any recurrence.
Avatar n tn In January 2009 I developed severe abdominal cramping and bloating/distention. The cramping soon led to violent vomiting which sent me to the hospital ER. I was told I have probably had bowel obstruction. I was admitted to the hospital for 5 days while numerous X-ray's were taken of my abdomen. Before the doctors could find the blockage it had "corrected itself" according to the doctors. I was then sent home.
Avatar f tn Bowel obstruction usually presents with colicky pain, abdominal distension, vomiting and constipation. Abdominal xray in erect posture will confirm the diagnosis. So if you have the above symptoms report to ER to rule out intestinal obstruction.
Avatar n tn How effective octreotide can be (for treatment and symptomatic relief) in the case of bowel obstruction due to cancer cells that attach themselves to the outside of the intestines and prevent them from moving easily to digest food? In what situations should it be used? Should it be used for symptomatic relief in the case of adhesions caused by surgery?
Avatar n tn I'am 35 years old and have an extensive history of SBO. Starting when I was 3 with a ruptured apendix setting up peritonitis, 2 weeks later surgery for SBO. At 10 years old SBO resolved with NG tube.
Avatar f tn I feel as if I have another bowel obstruction and have been fairly sick lately. My gastro will only order a KUB Xray. This Xray has never shown my obstructions in the past. For the past week, I haven't passed any stool. I've gotten sick every time I eat as well, but not to the point of vomiting. Yesterday my skin was very flush and I didn't feel well at all. The gastro ordered another KUB stat, which the radiologist said read as normal. I've attached a picture of my KUB.
Avatar n tn She may have a foreign body causing an obstruction, pancreatitis, a metabolic disease, and more. All of the above require veterinary treatments, and or therapy.
Avatar n tn he could also have an obstruction...if he is vomiting green then he probably has an obstruction....
2043760 tn?1330020194 Hello and hope you are doing well. Your persisting symptom of vomiting could be due to bowel obstruction. This could be a partial obstruction The other causes could be GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), where the acid contents of the stomach came up into the esophagus and peptic ulcer disease. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime take oral fluids. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn The nausea subsided for about 48 hours but it returned today with the same outcome. Nausea and vomiting bile. What does it mean when you vomit bile?
82861 tn?1333457511 That's always unpleasant but not nearly as bad as I have heard vomiting due to obstruction is. I do get the burning in the back of my throat and the swelling. To the point that I felt like I couldn't breathe and went to the ER. That was a while ago and had to do with GERD, though. I have had pnuemonia quite a few times and I don't know if aspiration pneumonia is like the regular pneumonia, but a big sign for me was pain in my lungs or in my back on top of my lungs.
Avatar m tn My son and I have been to specialists and got nose swabs blood work and chest x-rays done. Nothing has been suggested. We have taken meds and puffers nothing is working. I have been coughing then leads to vomiting either flem or froth, and gasping for a minute or so out load to replace hair in my lungs.It is the most horrible thing... I get headaches and feel very tired. But told that we are to just relax and takes time :( Well to take time it's been over a month that we have been so sick!!!
Avatar n tn The cycle of the tickled throat, coughing and then vomiting was the end result of a bad cold. I do feel a lot of drainage and my cough is dry and rough. I have had the symptoms for about 3 weeks now and have vomited everyday, 3-4 times a day. I do not like taking prescribed medication so I've been doing some home remedies that relieve colds and sinus problems like: drinking lime juice, carrot juice, apple juice, mango juice, eating grapes and I mixed apple cider vinegar with honey.
Avatar n tn My mother is 69 years old and suffers from chronic episodes of sharp abdominal pain and sudden vomiting, generally (but not always) after eating; occurring approx. every week to ten days. Sometimes upper abdominal aches appear without nausea or vomiting, these may very occasionally be severe enough to keep her bedridden for a few hours. Diahrea also occurs, but is fairly rare. She is overweight, extremely sedentary but not an overeater. She drinks regularly, and also suffers from incontinence.
114870 tn?1210301946 She has no bowel obstruction, just seedings around the peritoneum...could that cause the severe pain and vomiting. We are lost here. They are looking at us like we are crazy at the ER and the hospital. Tomorrow we are meeting with a new GI doctor that hopefully will look into this seriously rather then passing it off on cancer. Can a person with ovca has this type of pain (where the gallbladder was) and vomit with no actual signs on scans meaning no obstructions no cancer in organs?
Avatar n tn Other causes of vomiting are diseases affecting extrinsic and intrinsic neural control of gut motility and visceral smooth muscle. You will need evaluation at special centers with facilities for gastrointestinal manometry, gastric emptying studies, other electrophysiologic studies, and, in a few patients laparotomy with examination of full-thickness biopsy specimens of the small intestine may be needed. It is best to seek second opinion and consult an experienced gastroenterologist.
Avatar n tn My father had a bowel resection about 10 days ago because due to a tumour in his colon. He just started vomiting bile and I was just wondering if this could be related to the surgery? or the cancer? or a possible complication of the surgery?
Avatar f tn however the vomiting is not good, if this continues he does need to see his vet or the ER asap Did the Vet not give you a reason he was vomiting and not eating to begin with?? like what is his diagnosis, the Vet should be treating SOMETHING not just sticking an NG tube in.
Avatar f tn CVS is an uncommon, unexplained disorder of children and some adults characterized by recurrent, prolonged attacks of sever nausea, vomiting and prostration with no apparent cause. Vomiting occurs at frequent intervals (5-10 times an hour at the peak) for hours to 10 days (1-4 most commonly). CVS has been difficult to diagnose.
Avatar n tn Also is there any types of foods that I can start cooking to maybe lower these levels and help with his vomiting and stomach problems (make it easier on him).