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What constiutes as persistant vomiting

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What constiutes as persistant vomiting
That's a little hard to quantify--it could mean throughout the day or it could mean once a day for days
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ive puled 5 times since ive been home
Probably just from the scope and the sedation
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont feel good. I want you to tell me it doesnt qualify to be persistant vomiting
Where did you get that term?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Discharge instructions say if you have persistant vomiting yiu have to go to er. I dont want to
Oh, OK. I'd say for now give it a few more hours to see if it calms down
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont feel good. And im cold
If you think you need to get checked out, then by all means do so
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont want to. Can i take phenergan. Can i tell you somethi g amd you not get mad at me
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I got a lump on myhead thats bleeding a little
You hit your head?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ya on the shelving in my bathroom but not hard. You cant be mad at me
Not at all but how bad a cut and how much bleeding?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Just a little one. Maybe 1.5 inches. Its not oozing blood or anything
Just put some pressure on it and get back to me in about three hours--I have to go for now
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can i take phenergan
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My LUQ really hurts. I now have a bump and a bruise on my forehead.
Back now. I see you asked Dr Thomas about this. Did you really think he wouldn't tell you to go to the ER?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I was hoping but you werent here to ask
None of us would be able to tell you any differently since we can't examine you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So you think the same thi g? My uncle says its trapped gas
Has your uncle actually laid hands on your abdomen? And if you like his answer--and no I'm not mad here--why ask us?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No he hasnt. Idk if his opinions right or not. I trust your opinion tge most
I wish in a situation like this I didn't have to tell you to go to the ER and what complicates things is your belly pain before the procedures but anyone with abdominal pain--severe pain--after an endoscopy has to be told at least to have a doctor examine them right away
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Even though my tummy hurt before the procedure
That makes it impossible for us to tell you it's just the same thing after the procedure--it's possible that something else is now going on. Of course, the real concern, although it rarely happens, is a perforation of the colon or the stomach
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So you would feel better if i went to the er?
Yes and you may come back and tell me they didn't do anything, but I would at least sleep well tonight
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
You wouldnt really loose sleep over it would you
Yes I would, just like I would over any patient of mine in the same situation
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
But im not your patient. How long will it take my bruise on my forehead to go away
I'd still lose sleep so that comment didn't help and actually hurt. It will probably take several days for the bruise to disappear
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I didnt mean to hurt you. Im sorry
I have a feeling you probably do that with people you know--it's a way of not wanting to accept that someone might actually care about you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont feel good
You know I can't really do anything with a statement like that
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im tummy hurts, i feel like i need to vomit, and i got a headache.
There's nothing I can say but one of two things--go to the ER or hang in there and get through it
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What would you do if you were me? You know how crappy the er is
I'd still go to the ER and tell them I was scoped today and I really worry something serious is going on
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Will they give me something so i dont feel so pukey?
I'd hope so
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im nervous, i dont want to go. But im miserable What will they do
End of discussion--either you go or you don't
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Are you angry at me
No but you waste time and space sometimes with the questions you ask since you really know the answers to some of them
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im sorry. I left a message for my therapist to call me back regarding alcohol abuse but he never did. Is it possible that the blood is coming from my small bowel
Which end are we talking about?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Either
No for the rectum and unlikely from the mouth
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So where did the blood comefrom
From your gastritis and stomach ulcers if we're talking about the vomit and from the rectal ulcer if we're talking about the stool
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
But they werent bleeding. Btw im at the er
Well, let me know what happens
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Did blood work and xray
Let me know when is all over there
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Said everything looks fine. Gave me gu cocktail
Did that help?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No
Well, at least you got checked out so I can breathe easier
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Visteral and dilaudid
As shots?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes
Well, you should be able to sleep with that
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I havent been to work all week
Get some rest and see if you can get there tomorrow
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The er dr said no work tomorrow
Well, still, get some rest tonight
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I will try. Can i still take my other meds like amitryptaline and ativan
No--neither after those shots
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I didnt know they didnt tell me
That's fine but all you need for tonight is the shots
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Do you think i shouldve not had the shots?
No, with all your pain they were fine
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I sleepy twlk to yoy timotrrow
OK
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Shoulf i go to woek to orriw
See how you feel in the morning
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Will u be ma d if ifeont
No but stop typing and go to bed
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im goihbf to pikuvk
Don't post anything more here--it won't be worthwhile. Just get back to me tomorrow
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im going to puke
If you post anymore tonight I'll have to opt out--just get to bed
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I didnt sleep very ywel
What about work today?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There is no way. I feel hungover
Get back to me in about three hours
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What do. I lfo for pain
We need to change the subject about your abdominal pain and the bleeding and all that--for now there just isn't anything else to say
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Well what do i do for it
Call a doc and ask for something for pain. Now please, something else
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Lastthing. Do you believe me that it hurts?





Yes but there really isn't anything else I can say about it
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What do i tell my therapist if he decides to call today
I thought you were going to tell him about the drinking?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am. Im waiting for him to call me. What exactly do i tell him
You know how I do this--you tell me first what you plan to tell him
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
You are so mean. I tell him that for the past week or so ive been drinking a lot. Downing 6-8 alcoholic drinks in less than 2 hrs.
That's not mean and I don't know sometimes what you mean by that. I needed to know where you were going with this first. And if he says, that's a lot--what's going on? What do you say?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Im sad and i want to feel better and i thought alcohol would help
And why are you sad? And I can see how a drink or two might help but why that many in so short a time?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Idk why im sad. And after the first drink the others go down so easily.
Sounds like loss of control to me. Does all that booze do what you want it to do?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
For like 5 minutes
Five minutes after the first one?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No after the 3-4 one i feel happy for about 5 minutes before i start feeling vulnerable then i cry
I don't suppose you fell very good physically the next day
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I usually feel fine the next day just a little pukey
So why are you telling me this--does this worry you?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Imnot too worried about it but i figured i should just let you knowDont get mad at me but my tummy really hurts
Sorry--had to be off. That's OK as a start as to talking about the drinking
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok
Anything else?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Why does my tummy hurt. You cannot get mad at me
I'm not mad but I can't tell you why--it could be the ulcers, the gastritis, maybe the Crohn's if that's what you have.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
But why does it hurt so much now?
I don't know--sorry
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What would you give me for pain
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I wish i could just get rid of my stomach
I'd probably give you tramadol or perhaps a short course of Lortabs
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I cant feel like this everyday! Im miserable
Sorry but I really don't have anything to say more about it
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My therapist still hasnt called me back
How long does it usually take him to call you back?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
He has always called me back the same day
And when did you call him?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yesterday at like 2
So call him again
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Are you getting sick of helping me today? The bump on my head is very tender
No but we do sometimes just go over and over the same thing. Bumps on heads do hurt
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sorry. I dont mean to be beedy, it just happens
I understand
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My dr is going to do a ct today
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Do we need to close this page
Shortly--the ct is for?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Idk. I had an appt with her for my abdominal pain. And her nurse called and said ct first. Ct abd/pelvis
This is the NP?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yep. She did lab too
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yep
She did lab too
Well, not sure at this point that it's going to show anything
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What do you mean at this point?
Well, since the scope didn't show a perforation I doubt that an abdominal ct is going to show up anything new.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I dont think i need a ct b ive had 9 thus year
Call her and tell her that or at least ask her why she thinks you need it. And for now we do need to close this page.
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