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What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Vomiting / Well : Periods of unexplained vomiting separate by well periods. More information at www.Cvsaonline.Org/.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
See your PCP: It will be the typical history of repeated attacks of nausea and vomiting lasting days to weeks followed by normal period for weeks to months and then again attacks. It has a strong association with migraines.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What kind of condition is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Rare: Occurs primarily in young adults and teens. Not associated with any structural abnormality to the GI tract.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
As the name implies, children may have bouts lasting hours to days of vomiting. Lots of things can cause this, but cyclic vomiting syndrome is considered one of several "functional" GI disorders.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does a person get cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Cole Livingston
Dr. Cole Livingstonanswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Uncertain cause.: While a few studies have linked cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) with migraines (or a family history of migraines), we still don't know what exactly causes a person to develop cvs. Awareness of this disease is increasing slowly in the medical field, and research is ongoing. Treatment options include anti-nausea medications such as Promethazine (phenergan) or ondansetron (zofran).
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you generally diagnose cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Cole Livingston
Dr. Cole Livingstonanswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Vomiting cycles.: Cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) gets its name from the pattern of vomiting experienced by patients suffering from this condition. Cvs is characterized by 1-2 days of frequent intense vomiting, followed by several weeks with no symptoms. This is in contrast to "chronic" vomiting, where a patient experiences nausea and vomiting almost daily, 1-2 times a day. Diagnosis is by a patient's history.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the current prognosis for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Prognosis?: Each person with cyclic vomiting syndrome has different triggers, different levels of severity, some with more and others less episodes, and some with other issues related to the cvs, or as a result. Some episodes are severe and may need IV fluids and other supportive care, others may become disabled from the syndrome. More studies, a clearer source will help treatments and prognosis.

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