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What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Vomiting / Well : Periods of unexplained vomiting separate by well periods. More information at www.Cvsaonline.Org/. ...Read more

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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (Definition)

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition where there are cycles of severe nausea and vomiting, alternating with ...Read more


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How is cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) typically treated?

How is cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) typically treated?

Hydration, meds: During a bout of vomiting, a patient might be treated with hydration and anti-emetic medication to decrease nausea and vomiting. No definitive treatment has been proven to be effective in clinical trials. However, because there is an association between cyclic vomiting and migraines, an anti-migraine medication is sometimes effectively used between bouts of vomiting. ...Read more

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How common is cyclic vomiting cyndrome?

How common is cyclic vomiting cyndrome?

Cyclic vomiting syn: Hello dear. There are not a lot of statistics for frequency. Somewhere bn 1.5-2% of population under age 18, depending on the study & location. It is likely not as "uncommon" as we think & may represent a condition that is easily forgotten & under diagnosed. Sadly, its ambiguous nature can cause emotional stress for both provider & patient. All that...It is out there & exists;). Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause vomiting episodes besides cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What can cause vomiting episodes besides cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Multiple : There may be a number of conditions which are associated with cyclic or persistent vomiting. Cyclic vomiting syndrome assumes that metabolic, anatomic, biochemical, genetic, structural and nervous system causes have been ruled out, for example. I hope that this helps. Your doctor may order a series of tests to eliminate these entities as possible causes. ...Read more

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Can cyclical vomiting syndrome cause miscarriages?

Can cyclical vomiting syndrome cause miscarriages?

Unlikely: Unless there is severe upset to metabolism and electrolytes, there is little risk of direct harm to early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

Numerous: There are many, many causes of vomiting. Just about anything that irritates or upsets the stomach or gastrointestinal tract can lead to vomiting. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Rare: Occurs primarily in young adults and teens. Not associated with any structural abnormality to the GI tract. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

Yes: Like any chronic stress condition, ibs can affect ovulation fertility. Ibs rarely is associated with scar tissue and damage to fallopian tubes and uterus. Pregnancy is easiest to achieve when the illness is quiescent. A careful review of diet and nutrition is a good idea with ibs. ...Read more

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Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Usually crampy: Abdominal pains, bloating and diarrhea, constipation or both. That being said, many other diagnoses can present the same way, so you need a thorough history and exam and possible diagnostic testing to correctly make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Is vomiting a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Not usually: The common symptoms are stomach pain relieved by a bowel movement, pain associated with increase stool frequency, and constipation or diarrhea. The stomach pains could possibly make a person nauseous but it is not common nor is it a criteria to diagnose ibs. Vomiting is not part of rome criteria and you should see your doctor for other etiologies of vomiting like gall stones and metabolic problems. ...Read more

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Does premenstrual syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does premenstrual syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Bloating, cramping, but also mood changes--can be treatable--see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the current prognosis for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What is the current prognosis for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Any recommended diets for patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Endometriosis : Usually symptoms which are cyclical may be associated with menstrual cycle. If you are having pain with periods in addition to episodes of vomiting and or diarrhea with your menstrual cycle then consider continuous birth control pills or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) if there is no association with periods then i would get a GI work up. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Weight loss: weight-loss is not a normal symptom of IBS. If you have persistent unexpected weight loss, you should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

IBS: IBS generally does not cause weight loss and this is one of the clues we use to distinguish it from inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, malignancy, other diarrhea casesetc. Obviously if a patient with IBS purposely withholds calories in an effort to control symptoms, weight loss will occur. If you have otherwise unintended weight loss you should be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis ...Read more

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Does stevens johnson syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does stevens johnson syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Extensive rash with shedding skin. Also can involve ocnjunctiva and oral activity.This needs immediate medical attention and hospitalization , preferably at burn unit where they can handle extensive skin problem. ...Read more

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What causes premenstrual syndrome ?

What causes premenstrual syndrome ?

Unclear: Although the exact cause of premenstrual syndrome is unknown, we do know how to treat it. Ssri antidepressants like zoloft (sertraline) and Prozac can be very helpful. Hormone replacement has also be shown to be helpful. ...Read more

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Are pediatric and adult-onset cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) different conditions?

Possibly: Cvs in children has much more study behind it than in adults, and therefore, less information to draw from. Recent studies suggest that many of the characteristics of cvs are independent of age. As the cause is still unknown, treatment consists of mainly managing the symptoms. As with all conditions, seek the advice of your physician and internal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome ?

What is irritable bowel syndrome ?

The defintition: Ibs is a funtional gastrointestinal disorder chracterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.. If u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does pickwickian syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does pickwickian syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Shortness of breath, difficulty falling asleep and staying awake, and eventually lower extremity swelling (edema) and eventually right heart failure progressing to death. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more