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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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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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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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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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Any recommended diets for patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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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Is sudden adult death syndrome rare in 22yo female?

Is sudden adult death syndrome rare in 22yo female?

YES, EXTREMELY RARE: Unless you suffer epilepsy or congenital heart disease, or a rare genetic anomaly, the risk of sudden unexplained death in someone your age is virtually nil. ...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?

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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Why do children get cyclical vomiting syndrome?

Why do children get cyclical vomiting syndrome?

Unknown: Cvs has been associated with migraines, some food allergies, problems with metabolism, endocrine problems and problems with a part of our nervous system known as the autonomic nervous system. Child is usually well in between episodes of vomitting, vomitting episodes are a similar: stereotypical. Diagnosis is based on established criteria, other treatable causes haveto be excluded. ...Read more

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Can mutations in certain grandparents cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren?

Can mutations in certain grandparents cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren?

Possible: Certainly there are genetic tendencies, but they are not commercially available to test. And even if there is a family history there is no way to know for sure that that gene trait will be passed. Some genetic abnormalities are spontaneous mutations. ...Read more

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Can 3 episodes of serotonin syndrome cause dementia years later?

Can 3 episodes of serotonin syndrome cause dementia years later?

Great Question : Serotonin syndrome is an acute toxicity due to medications which enhance serotonin in the brain. The treatment is supportive and requires stopping the offending drugs. I have not seen anything in the medical literature linking this syndrome with the development of dementia. Usually the syndrome resolves with appropriate treatment resulting in a favorable prognosis. ...Read more

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Dandy walker syndrome can it occur in adults?

Dandy walker syndrome can it occur in adults?

Dandy Walker: Dandy walker is almost always a congenital lesion, meaning present at birth. This disorder can remain asymptomatic in childhood and later become symptomatic as an adult but that is uncommon. ...Read more

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What symptoms are in a irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) attack?

What symptoms are in a irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) attack?

Variable: From stomach cramping to bloating to diarrhea or constipation. Rarely is any bleeding caused by ibs except from hemorrhoid irritation. ...Read more

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Does respiratory distress syndrome only occur in premature babies or can it happen in older children too?

Does respiratory distress syndrome only occur in premature babies or can it happen in older children too?

NB of any gestation: While this is most common in premi newborns it is occasionally seen in full term or post term infants. Infants of diabetic mothers for some reason are more prone to this rare event. Features & treatment is the same. ...Read more

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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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Can people with asperger's syndrome cry in physical pain more often?

Can people with asperger's syndrome cry in physical pain more often?

Intensely felt: Pain Intensity factors: stimuli (nociceptive qualities), alertness, meaning placed on pain, degree of general stress ( stress = challenges> abilities.) Some with Autism Spectrum have less sensitivity to same stimuli however most do not. Clearly asperger's is a challenge: increased stress, when associated with worry over pain's meaning, insomnia, mood probs, pain may be terrible. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

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