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How far does vomit have to go to be projectile?

How far does vomit have to go to be projectile?

Several feet: Projectile vomiting is the forceful expulsion of vomit, usually several feet away. Typical vomiting is several inches away. Projectile vomiting in a young infant can be a sign of pyloric stenosis and must be promptly evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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I cough and projectile vomit food, i've just finished eating. What is going on?

See GI: Likely esophageal issue--could be diverticulum, achalasia, hiatal hernia, web/ring, bronch-fistula, etc. Need good history/exam, and likely imaging w/either a swallow procedure or endoscopy. Contact a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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My 7 month old son is projectile vomiting uncontrollaby and he has a slight temp. It's been going in most if the day. He if in good spirits but has?

My 7 month old son is projectile vomiting uncontrollaby and he has a slight temp. It's been going in most if the day. He if in good spirits but has?

Careful: Watch for dehydration--urine output? Moist mouth? Good eye contact? Skin color pink? Finger print goes away in less than 4 sec? If vomit is pine green or has blood he needs immediate medical attention. Otherwise you can do slow frequent fluids for him. Pedialyte or g2 gatorade would be best. Call your doctor if the vomiting persists. ...Read more

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My 8 week old has been projectile vomiting for a few weeks, we took him doctors to be told it was possibly gastroenteritis. It's still going so we took him hospital who checked for pyloric stenosis as all his symptoms fit. But it's also not that. They are

My 8 week old has been projectile vomiting for a few weeks, we took him doctors to be told it was possibly gastroenteritis. It's still going so we took him hospital who checked for pyloric stenosis as all his symptoms fit. But it's also not that. They are

Follow up: Continue to address the problem until you have an answer. Have his growth and particularly his weight followed to see if he is thriving. If his weight is increasing you have more time to,sort this out. If he is loosing weight then it becomes more urgent. All the best. ...Read more

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What does green projectile vomit mean in an adult?

What does green projectile vomit mean in an adult?

Lots of questions...: You're describing bilious emesis. How often does this occur? Has there been weight loss, abdominal pain, or blood in what comes up? Ever had an ulcer, pyloric stenosis, gastroparesis? Maybe best to see your doctor at this point, particularly if symptoms are persistent or worsening. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vomiting and projectile vomiting?

Is there a difference between vomiting and projectile vomiting?

Yes: Projectile vomiting is distinctive-extremely forceful expulsion of vomit, several feet away from the patient. Parents often describe 'projectile' vomiting, but when i witness it, it is simply vomiting. Many cell phones record video-take a video and share with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is projectile vomiting?

What is projectile vomiting?

Glad you asked...: Got a call once: child is vomiting. "how far?" i asked. "out of this room and on the wall of the next one." that's projectile vomiting. We don't see it now as much as we used to because we usually diagnose pyloric stenosis (its most common cause in infants) before it gets that far. ...Read more

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In the nursery I work in a child projectile vomited in the same room I was in. I didn't touch the child or the vomit. How likely am I to get ill?

In the nursery I work in a child projectile vomited in the same room I was in. I didn't touch the child or the vomit. How likely am I to get ill?

Doubtful contagious: Unless the childs vomited entered your mouth, mucosal areas or was inhaled , it is less likely you will contract anything from the child. I presume the vomit was not on you and if it was, then you washed the vomit off? I would just observe your symptoms, wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face and see a doctor if any symptoms occur. Good luck ...Read more

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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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