A 45-year-old female asked:
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sleeping a lot have eaten but now can't stop vomiting. no fever, chills, or flu symptoms. scared and thinking may have a serious issue. er or no?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
I would if I were U: The vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, &taste. Thus, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of GI & brain inputs.
Answered on Mar 7, 2015
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