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