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Persistent vomiting of unknown cause

Also known as Chronic Vomiting

Persistent vomiting of unknown cause is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with persistent vomiting of unknown cause, 96% report having vomiting, 83% report having nausea, and 72% report having sharp abdominal pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of persistent vomiting of unknown cause are vomiting, nausea, and vomiting blood, although you may still have persistent vomiting of unknown cause without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with persistent vomiting of unknown cause often receive hematologic tests, intravenous fluid replacement, complete blood count, urinalysis, electrolytes panel, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and radiographic imaging procedure .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with persistent vomiting of unknown cause include ondansetron (zofran), promethazine, metoclopramide, droperidol, atropine / diphenoxylate, acetaminophen / salicylamide, diphenoxylate (lomotil), mefenamic acid, potassium bicarbonate, ioversol, clindamycin topical product, zidovudine and cimetidine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for persistent vomiting of unknown cause include age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.9x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
1.0x
15-29 years
1.9x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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