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Doctor insights on: Appendicitis Forceful Vomiting

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Can it be possible to damage your intestines or organs from projectile vomiting?

Can it be possible to damage your intestines or organs from projectile vomiting?

Esophagus: you could get some minor tears in blood vessels in the stomach or esophagus from projectile vomiting. the acid from the vomiting could do damage to the esophagus if it persists. ...Read more

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What is projectile vomiting?

What is projectile vomiting?

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 see it now as much as we used to because we usually diagnose pyloric stenosis (its most common cause in infants) before it gets that far. ...Read more

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Is non projectile vomiting serious? What should I do if i had this?

Is non projectile vomiting serious? What should I do if i had this?

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 a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried drink electrolyte containg fluids so you don't dehydrate. ...Read more

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What might cause projectile vomiting in a four year old?

What might cause projectile vomiting in a four year old?

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 (gastroenteritis). Hydrate and rest, and things will correct in a few days. If there is a lime-green color, excessive lethargy, blood in the stool, or excessive abdominal pain, get the child checked immediately. ...Read more

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What medication causes projectile vomiting when mixed with alcohol?G

What medication causes projectile vomiting when mixed with alcohol?G

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 as the alcohol in a tablespoon of cough medicine can trigger the effect. ...Read more

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My 7 month old son is projectile vomiting uncontrollaby and he has a slight temp. It's been going in most if the day. He if in good spirits but has?

My 7 month old son is projectile vomiting uncontrollaby and he has a slight temp. It's been going in most if the day. He if in good spirits but has?

Careful: Watch for dehydration--urine output? Moist mouth? Good eye contact? Skin color pink? Finger print goes away in less than 4 sec? If vomit is pine green or has blood he needs immediate medical attention. Otherwise you can do slow frequent fluids for him. Pedialyte or g2 gatorade would be best. Call your doctor if the vomiting persists. ...Read more

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My 6 month old had projectile vomiting today. I recently introduced baby yogurt - 2 days ago and again last night. Could this be a bug or intolerance?

Challenge test: More than likely a bug. But you can stop the yogurt for a week and then try feeding her the yogurt again. If she vomits again you can conclude that she has an intolerance. ...Read more

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Please explain what does projectile vomiting blood mean?

Please explain what does projectile vomiting blood mean?

Across the room: Basically, the vomit spews out the mouth and across the room, like a "projectile" And the projectile vomiting of blood is certainly a great concern! ...Read more

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Best thing i've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. Is that the only cause?

Best thing i've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis.  Is that the only cause?

For infants.: For infants under 3 months of age, pyloric stenosis is a common cause of projectile vomiting. Other causes may include severe gastroesophageal reflux and intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Projectile Vomiting (Definition)

Projectile vomiting is a symptom in which a person vomits with enough force to spew out stomach material a distance of more than 1-2 feet. Babies with projectile vomiting may have blockage of the stomach outlet, a ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more