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About a week and a half ago I started vomiting in the morning and it lasted about 24 hours, naturally I assumed stomach bug. The problem with that is, I still throw up all night every night. It's hard to go to class and stay there because I'm getting no sleep at night as a result of this. The pain in my abdomen changes location but is usually the bottom right or middle. I had thought it may have been cutting out my before bed snack, but even with a light snack, like a slice of bread, I still spend all night throwing up. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
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replied January 17th, 2010
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Causes of vomitings can be many. However the common ones are gastritis or peptic ulcers, gastroenteritis(irritation and infection of the digestive tract.),gall bladder disease, liver pathologies, migraine, GI diseases and neurological diseases. It looks like gastroenteritis to me due to the sudden symptoms. Gastroenteritis can be produced from viral,bacterial and parasitic infections, contaminated food or water, food poisoning, use of harsh laxatives, change in bacteria that normally live in the intestinal tract, chemical toxins in certain plants, seafood, or contaminated food, and heavy metal poisoning. Take adequate fluids throughout the day.

The BRAT diet (ie, bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) or soft easily digestible semisolid diet can also be taken. Antimicrobial therapy is indicated for some bacterial gastroenteritis infections. However, many are self-limited and do not require therapy. The specific antibiotics are taken for specific bacteria after stool culture. If the symptoms persist then the above possibilities are to be ruled out after thorough investigations. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.








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replied January 18th, 2010
This doctor has given you excellent advice. It is very common to have a parasite with what you are going through & MANY doctors over-look that. It was mentioned & that is what I suffered. Get medical help for sure. Good luch to you!
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