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what is projectile vomiting

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Glad you asked...: Got a call once: child is vomiting. "how far?" i asked. "out of this room and on the wall of the next one." that's projectile vomiting. We don't s ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
Flying vomit: Projectile vomiting goes flying out of baby's mouth, and can splash the wall or across the room.
Dr. Julia Stanford
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Forceful vomiting: Projectile vomiting is forceful vomiting that will often hit the wall or end up across the room. This can be a sign of a blockage or narrowing of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Forceful vomiting: For example, a child sitting on your lap and projectile vomiting could completely clear your lap with the material vomited, forcefully projecting it ... Read More
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Projectile vomiting is distinctive-extremely forceful expulsion of vomit, several feet away from the patient. Parents often describe 'projectile' vom ... Read More
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Vomitting: The reason we try to differentiate between both is projectile vomiting tends to be associated with more serious pathology. While vomiting could be som ... Read More
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: When it pertains to children, projectile vomiting is a sign of gastric outlet obstruction due to pyloric stenosis. This typically occurs between 3 we ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Vomiting: Non projectile vomiting speaks more for a viral infection type of vomiting. Projectile vomiting speaks more of an obstruction of your GI tract.Stay on ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
52 years experience Family Medicine
Pyloric Stenosis: Classically this is the cause. It is an emergency and easy to fix, but requires some surgery. Have it checked out now.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Projectile vomiting: Projectile vomiting that has been present for seven months without progression is likely caused by severe gastroesophageal reflux, rather than the mor ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Investigate: its time to do some investigations into the possible causes
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Goodstein
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Unclear query: Unclear is you're a person or an animal. If you're a person, why are you thinking of "going hunting?" .Fresh blood, perhaps.
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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection usually: Ah, what fun. A small child with vomiting all over the house... Most of the time it's infection, either influenza or a stomach virus of some kind (gas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Antibuse: Antibuse (disulferam) is a medication that will produce waves of nausea if someone consumes any alcohol while it is in their system.Something as minor ... Read More
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