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Doctor insights on: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Adults

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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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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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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Cole Livingston
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