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Can projectile vomiting damage your intestines and GI tract?

Can projectile vomiting damage your intestines and GI tract?

Depends : Usually short lived projectile vomiting does not hurt the GI tract as long as the cause is identified and corrected. Occasionally retching can hurt the esophagus. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...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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Male 50yrs bowel stopped working, stomach bloated, projectile vomiting black bile &unable to breathe after general anesthetic. Why ?

Male 50yrs bowel stopped working, stomach bloated, projectile vomiting black bile &unable to breathe after general anesthetic. Why ?

Bowel obstruction: You need to seek medical help immediately. You may have small bowel obstruction. Not sure what surgery you had, but call the surgeon who perfomed the surgery ...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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Can flu shots lead to projectile vomiting?

Can flu shots lead to projectile vomiting?

Generally No: If this in fact a reaction, it is very rare and should resolve within 1-2 days. And it should occur within 24hrs of the shot. If the baby is vomiting projectily which means across the table, call your doctor. ...Read more

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I had tonsilar cancer could this projectile vomiting be linked ?

I had tonsilar cancer could this projectile vomiting be linked ?

Not likely: Projectile vomiting in adults is generally associated with intra-cranial issues. If it has not resolved, please see you doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness, lightheaded and projectile vomiting.?

I am experiencing dizziness, lightheaded and projectile vomiting.?

See a doctor : See a doctor if it isn't getting better. You probably have gastroenteritis but it could be something else. It sounds like you re getting dehydrated too so you may need IV fluids if you can't keep fluids down. ...Read more

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Why does increased intracranial pressure cause projectile vomiting?

Why does increased intracranial pressure cause projectile vomiting?

Not sure: Increased pressure in the brain/skull is often associated with vomiting. We don't know exactly how the pressure triggers the vomiting center in the brainstem, it just does. Since sudden onset of headache and vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition see you doctor immediately. This is especially true if the vomiting occurs during the night while sleeping. ...Read more

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Is projectile vomiting associated with increased intracranial pressure?

Is projectile vomiting associated with increased intracranial pressure?

Projectile vomiting: Yes, projectile vomiting can be associated with increased intracanial pressure, in addition to bad headache, some blurring of vision, etc. ...Read more

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What is a likely cause of a 2 week old with projectile vomiting and no fever?

What is a likely cause of a 2 week old with projectile vomiting and no fever?

See your MD: It could be a couple things, but the one the pediatrician needs to r/o is pyloric stenosis or non accidental trauma. Reflux is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more