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Question: Perplexed


 kristay - Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:45 pm

13 year old female was hospitalized approximately a month ago for pneumonia with very high pulse, fever, dehydration, and very low white count. Mycoplasma was found on testing, and she was released on prolonged antibiotics. It has been a month since, and ever since being discharged she has had sporadic (daily or maybe a few days between) "vomiting" of bile only...no food...irregardless of if she has just finished eating or not. She complains of being "dizzy" and has just developed a "tremor" or shaking of one of her hands. Her urine is also still dark and smells some of the time. She has missed a significant amount of school because of the vomiting. She is a very avid student, and it is starting to take its toll on her emotionally as well. I am not sure how to proceed or what kind of specialist to take her to.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:18 am

Dear kristay,
Vomiting of bile indicates a likely surgical condition. It's best if you see a pediatric surgeon.

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