Fort Worth, TX
A female asked:

My girlfriend cant keep hydrated orally. has been on iv drip for 4 months. what can the problem be. she had a colon resection. is not getting better. no cancer found. endoscopy revealed ulcers in duodenum.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
See GI: It does not make any sense to me. Is she losing water because of excessive urination? If so, one needs to consider diabetes insipidus assuming that uncontrolled diabetes mellitus has been ruled out. The colon resection (why?) and the duodenal ulcers have nothing to do with hydration. The latter needs treatment also. Check with your internist to see if referral to an university center is neede
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 24, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.