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Chronic Nausea and Vomiting

Over the past 9 months, I’ve been plagued by daily nausea and vomiting. Since January, I’ve had multiple tests and appointments with a GI.

• January: Abnormal Endoscopy—showed stomach polyp and eosinophils (eosinophil account did not meet criteria for Esophagitis diagnosis.
• May: Barium swallow—Normal.
• July: Gastric emptying study—Normal for Gastroparesis; suggestive of possible dumping syndrome (written of by GI).

Aside from the tears above, the only other abnormal result is from an IBD panel—an excessive number of these antibodies are found in people with Crohn’s

Well, anyway, here I am at nearly 9 months. The GI isn’t concerned with my results, and I’m still feeling like garbage. I’ve scheduled an appointment with a new GI who may be a better fit.

Until then, if anyone has some advice, it’d be greatly appreciated.

TL;DR: chronic nausea/vomiting; multiple tests but no current diagnosis; still struggling; seeking new GI.
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I would ask to be tested for a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. Not everyone has symptoms with a H. Pylori infection but if symptoms do occur they may include an ache or burning pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, frequent burping, bloating, weight loss.

The Urea breath test is considered as the gold standard test in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection.

It has been shown that eosinophils increase in the stomach in H. pylori infection. In about 70% of cases, people with gastric hyperplastic polyps will find that their stomach polyps regress after treatment for their H. pylori infection. One study I’ve read showed Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) antibodies were negative after H Pylori treatment.

H. pylori infections are usually treated with at least two different antibiotics at once which helps prevent the bacteria from developing a resistance to one particular antibiotic.  Treatment may also include acid blockers to help your stomach heal. Most people are cured of H. pylori infection after two weeks of treatment.
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