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Severe nausea

Froggie70
Froggie70

Hi all I’m new to your site and hope you don’t mind but I’m a woman looking for some advice for my Dad.

My Dad is 73 and for the last 3 years has had periodic bouts of very severe nausea, to the point where he feels like he may pass out. He also has a deep gnawing pain in his upper stomach. Blood tests are clear, except for a low white blood count. He has had an endoscope and a CT scan with contrast dye, both of which were clear. He has also had a raft of very specific gut hormone blood tests, again all clear. His blood sugar levels are normal. He was due to have another appointment with the consultant but this has been cancelled due to the current coronavirus situation.

Does anyone have any ideas what this could be or has had similar symptoms? He has had a really bad bout of this over the last three days with no let up. I feel I might have to call NHS24 soon but as we’re both shielding it’s a last resort as we don’t want to have a doctor visit the house or have to go to A&E.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Osidge
OsidgeModerator

Has your Father been seen by a haematologist? It might be helpful in looking at his low white blood cell count.

Froggie70
Froggie70 in reply to Osidge

Hello yes, he sees one every six months. He has neutropenia but they don’t know why. Thanks for replying to my post.

Osidge
OsidgeModerator

My partner has Essential Thrombocythosis. That is an acquired genetic form of chronic blood cancer. I hope your Father gets the information he needs.

Froggie70
Froggie70 in reply to Osidge

Thank you.

Hi are you from the Uk? if yes, please check for tuberculosis it can sometimes manifest as an infection or inflammation in the intestines and other abdominal organs while making a person weak unable to eat and no desire on anything at all ,Ad that being said usually it can be harmless as one gets older there’s a change in metabolism which can lead to these problems however it can also be serious as the prolonged change can cause some conditions like adenocarcinoma in the long run as the age progresses. I advice to take more fibre intensive food along with probiotics

Hello. Thank you for replying. That’s one thing i would never have thought of. We’ve called GP this morning and a nurse is coming out to do blood tests tomorrow.

Next time it happens call an ambulance,nausea and upper stomach pain can be signs of a heart problem

Froggie70
Froggie70 in reply to 1zoon

Hello. Thank you for replying. Called GP this morning and a nurse is coming to do bloods tomorrow. If it gets worse I will follow your advice.

Has leukemia been ruled out?

Hi, yes he actually sees a haematologist every three months to keep an eye on the neutropenia. I think this is what they are looking out for.

These are complex symptoms which require a full medical history and assessment. Until he can be seen again , there are various anti nausea medications he could be prescribed remotely by the GP. If he is significantly unwell, do not worry about going to A and E.

Froggie70
Froggie70 in reply to Galen70

Hi, he’s been given another type of anti nausea medication and it seems to be helping a bit. Thank you for replying.

I take Gravol tabs whenever I feel nausea coming on. Works for me and my 87 year old mum also swore by it.

Froggie70
Froggie70 in reply to Henfracar

Hi, I’ve never heard of that one, just been looking at it on the internet. Thank you for the info 🙂

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