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hi im new to this and after some advice about my current condition. i have been vomiting near enough every day for almost 5 months now. some days just once or twice, others closer to 20 times. ive had an ultrasound to check for gallstones, endoscopy (they didnt take a biopsy) and numerous blood and stool tests. my GP was unable to diagnose anything. i had my first appointment with specialist a couple of weeks ago who was a bit baffled, but hes put me forward for another endoscopy and an MRI scan of my small bowel. ive had IBS since i was 14 and i am now 34. some days i cant keep water down after eating small amounts as it feels there is no more room for anything to go inside my stomach. a little bit worried as vomiting for this long has made my chest hurt (at first i thought heart attack but clearly wasnt)

wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and what was diagnosed? probably forgot a few things but thats the general idea.

thanks

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    Have you tried a food diary to see if a food is causing problems? Are you have any stress? IBS shouldn't be making you vomit like that. Were you checked for h pylori and gastritis? Another possibility is a stomach emptying test to see if your stomach is emptying too slowly. This is known as gastroparesis which can cause nausea and vomiting.

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      hi thanks for your reply. i did do a food diary for a few weeks but nothing really had any pattern. the endoscopy came back normal but they didnt take any biopsies. im due have it again in october aswell as a MRI of small bowel. i mentioned i read about gastroparesis and the symptoms sound very familar but got told it would be very unlikely as i dont have diabetes?

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      People can have gastroparesis without diabetes. The most common causes, however, are idiopathic, post-surgical and diabetes, so what you have been told is not strictly true. Ask for a stomach emptying test.

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      Gastric emptying scans are performed at hospitals by professionals trained in nuclear medicine or radiology.

      Before the scan, you’ll eat something solid (usually scrambled eggs), something liquid, and a small amount of tasteless radioactive material. The radioactive substance allows the camera to follow the food through the digestive process.

      Then you will lie on a table while the camera takes pictures. Over the course of three to five hours, the camera will take four to six scans lasting about a minute each. Some hospitals use a gamma camera that takes pictures while you’re standing. In either case, it’s important to remain still during the scan.

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    Very scary when you do NOT know what it is...sometimes an issue can develop and it take years for the monster to show it's ugly head for the doctors to recognize it. Focus on keep stress as low as possible. This will help with ALL possible diseases coming your way in the future. Exercise, have fun..and try not to let this thing worry you. Keep seeing the doctors you are doing GREAT!!! You have this!!! Your on top of it at the start and doing the best you can. Peace and yes I do know those symptoms and do NOT want to jump conclusion because I am not a doctor. They will find it if you keep seeing them.

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