Can you vomit with ulcerative colitis

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honey bee 123
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   Posted 1/20/2011 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive had ulcerative colitis from the age of 16 and just about to 21. I have had problems with vomiting. Unlike a lot of people with ulcerative colits I dont get runny bum I get mega constipated. Which some people may think is better. Its not! I have often been sick and want to know if thats normel with colitis or if its something else. I mostly feel sick or vomit when ive been constipated, have taken movical and it all decides to come out. Or when ive had a day like that I dont feel hungry for ages and when I do  decide to eat I vomit it back up. Im really not sure if this is normel.
 Plz help!

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   Posted 1/20/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Several people (including me) think C is worse than D although sometimes it's a close race.
Have you had an upper endoscopy to see if you have inflammation that high?
Perhaps you have GERD as well.
Not trying to be a downer, just asking if it's been discussed with your GI.

I've only had vomiting and nausea once or twice, not usual for me.
Also are you using mesalamine enemas? I find they help C, along with diet.
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honey bee 123
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   Posted 1/20/2011 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
No I have not had an upper endoscopy. Can I ask what GERD is. The only medication im on is movicol. Thanks for answering.

imagardener2
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   Posted 1/20/2011 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I'm wrong about GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). I looked it up and vomiting is not a usual symptom.

Here are some reasons for vomiting reasons linked to the digestive tract:
source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vomiting

Gastritis (inflammation of the gastric wall, usually by viruses)
Gastroenteritis
Pyloric stenosis (in babies, this typically causes a very forceful "projectile vomiting" and is an indication for urgent surgery)
Bowel obstruction
Overeating
Acute abdomen and/or peritonitis
Ileus
Food allergies (often in conjunction with hives or swelling)
Cholecystitis, pancreatitis, appendicitis, hepatitis
Food poisoning
In children, it can be caused by an allergic reaction to cow's milk proteins (Milk allergy or lactose intolerance)

I think your doctor should get to the bottom of it. Some reasons don't sound plausible for you but knowing you have UC makes me think inflammation (but food allergies is a possibility too).
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of UC with no remission ever
Jan 2010 began SpecCarbDiet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices,)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
SCDiet: Gluten/grain-free, starch-free, low carb, honey as sweetener
(9)Balsalazide+(6)Citrucel+VSL#3 daily, mesalamine enema as needed
Curcumin/turmeric pill, D3 5000, L-glutamine

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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/20/2011 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read that vomiting is more common in Chron's than UC. I have felt like I would vomit when I was cramped up really bad and flaring but I never actualy vomited. I also think constipation is more common with Chron's than UC. Most of us here are dealing with a lot of D and blood. Were you diagnosed with biopsies and a colonoscopy?
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Red_34
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   Posted 1/20/2011 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
If constipation is your main issue, that can cause vomiting. I sometimes end up constipated and if I don't go, I get severely nauseous. I don't actually throw up but I wished I could at times.

When was the last time you had a scope? Do you know the extent of your Uc? Why no additional meds?
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C_G_K
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   Posted 1/20/2011 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've suffered with both U.C. related D and U.C. related C, and for me, the diarrhea was far worse because it always meant that more of my colon was involved.

The other thing is I have found that the constipation is easier to get rid of. I just have to take psyllium several times a day. If I ever forget to take my psyllium, the C comes back with a vengeance and I can get hemmis with just one BM because the pushing/straining builds up brutal pressure. The pushing/straining can really tear up your rectum if it is inflamed and lead to a lot of pain too.

I've only had a problem with vomiting when I had D and bad cramping with a BM.

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   Posted 1/20/2011 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Vomiting is most definitely a symptom of UC. I had UC for 10 years before I ever got so sick as to vomit. My GI always thought I had Crohn's because he said that vomiting was a symptom of Crohn's, but right there in my surgeon's office was a poster of a UC body, and it said in big bold letters that vomiting was a symptom of UC. You should have CT scans to rule out Crohn's of the upper intestine.

Sue

*Sierra*
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   Posted 1/21/2011 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I had severe nausea and occasional vomiting along with bloody diarrhea when I was diagnosed with UC. My GI wanted to do an EGD and colonoscopy and I was diagnosed with gastritis and UC. I'm still perplexed by the gastritis and I'm not sure what caused it. I was never really told.

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   Posted 1/21/2011 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
My son has had nausea and vomiting in a flare.
Have you talked to your doctor about this?
I hope you feel better soon!
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