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Cole Livingston
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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (Overview)

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition where there are cycles of severe nausea and vomiting, alternating with periods with no symptoms.


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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

Cole Livingston
33 doctors shared insights

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (Overview)

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition where there are cycles of severe nausea and vomiting, alternating with periods with no symptoms.


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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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How does a person get cyclic vomiting syndrome?

How does a person get cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cyclic vomiting syndrome?

How do I know if I have cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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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If I develop cyclic vomiting, how will it be treated?

If I develop cyclic vomiting, how will it be treated?

Eat frequent small m: Eat small amount of feeds frequently eat fruits and vegetables avoid non veg meals. ...Read more

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How do you generally diagnose cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What can help the symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Medication options: 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. Treatment options include anti-nausea medications such as Promethazine (phenergan) or ondansetron (zofran), anti-migraine medications, neuroleptics, and pro-kinetic medications. Many options. ...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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Of all the health problems, why would I get cyclic vomiting?

Of all the health problems, why would I get cyclic vomiting?

Periods: If the vomiting is happening once a month, it might be related to your menstrual cycle. Like breast tenderness or headaches, nausea with or without vomiting may be related to your menstrual cycle. Sometimes is it because of severe menstrual cramps and sometimes it is because of the hormone fluctuations. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is cyclic vomiting?

I've heard different things. What exactly is cyclic vomiting?

Cyclic Vomiting: Cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) is ideopathic, characterized by intermittent attacks of nausea & vomiting which have no clear provoking or relieving factors. Each attack may last days, afterwhich the patient is symptom-free for months. Some sufferers exhibit delayed gastric emptying.Cvs is also considered one of several functional GI problems in children. Work-up is needed to find treatable issues. ...Read more

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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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What are the common causes and symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Cyclic Vomiting: A number of possible causes have been identified. Some have specific food triggers, others have a strong migraine history in their family, others have episodes with of emotional changes or stress. The closer research can get to a consistent cause, the more likely a consensus will form as to treatment options. ...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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How to get cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs)?

Puzzled: Why would you want to get cyclic vomiting syndrome? Most people I know would prefer NOT to get cyclic vomiting syndrome. Is this some arcane cultic thing? ...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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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

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