• Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Adult Immunization
  • Hepatic Disease
  • Rare Disorders
  • Pediatric Immunization
  • Implementing The Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Weight Management
  • Monkeypox
  • Guidelines
  • Men's Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Allergy
  • Nutrition
  • Women's Health
  • Cardiology
  • Substance Use
  • Pediatrics
  • Kidney Disease
  • Genetics
  • Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Oral Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
  • Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Geriatrics
  • Infection
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Rheumatology
  • Technology
  • Cancer
  • Nephrology
  • Anemia
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology

Hyperemesis in a Young Woman


For the past year, the patient has had episodes of severe nausea, vomiting, headache, and abdominal pain separated by weeks of feeling quite well.

A 23-year-old woman is referred for intermittent episodes of nausea and vomiting she has experienced for the past year. She cannot relate her symptoms to anything in particular, although at times she wonders if food may be a trigger. She states that the nausea appears to start abruptly, followed by hours of vomiting. On occasion, she also describes generalized moderate to severe abdominal pain without any change in her stools. After these episodes, she reports feeling well for several weeks. Her examination is unremarkable and resutls of her basic chemistry lab studies are normal. 

Further inquiries should be made into the patient’s use of which of the following drugs because it is associated with her condition?

A. Cocaine
B. Heroin
D. Marijuana
Related Videos
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.