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How Far Does Vomit Have To Go To Be Projectile
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
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?
Lower than the kids: Most adults have experienced enough of these viruses in their life to be immune & lack of contact with the kid/debris would also make your risk minor. ...Read more
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
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
Forceful vomiting: For example, a child sitting on your lap and projectile vomiting could completely clear your lap with the material vomited, forcefully projecting it away from himself. This often occurs when there is an obstruction to emptying the stomach at the pyloris, a muscle at the far end of the stomach where it meets the small intestine. ...Read more
Vomitting: The reason we try to differentiate between both is projectile vomiting tends to be associated with more serious pathology. While vomiting could be something benign. Mist babies tend to spit up alot and we call it vomiting. I'd they have projectile vomiting, we might consider the possibility of pyloric stenosis. ...Read more
Projectile vomiting: Projectile vomiting that has been present for seven months without progression is likely caused by severe gastroesophageal reflux, rather than the more concerning condition of pyloric stenosis. Regardless, projectile vomiting is generally not considered 'normal'. The next question is if it is being caused by a significant anatomical problem, or interfering with adequate growth. ...Read more
Investigate: Its time to do some investigations into the possible causes ...Read more
Unclear query: Unclear is you're a person or an animal. If you're a person, why are you thinking of "going hunting? ". Fresh blood, perhaps. ...Read more
Infection usually: Ah, what fun. A small child with vomiting all over the house... Most of the time it's infection, either influenza or a stomach virus of some kind (gastroenteritis). Hydrate and rest, and things will correct in a few days. If there is a lime-green color, excessive lethargy, blood in the stool, or excessive abdominal pain, get the child checked immediately. ...Read more
I have projectile vomit that bubbles like boiling water. Should I be more concerned than if it were "normal" vomit?
A child projectile vomited in the same room as me. I didn't touch her or the vomit. May have breathed in particles. How likely is it I will get ill?
Not likely: Unusual that this would make you I'll. ...Read more
My 6 month old had projectile vomiting today. I recently introduced baby yogurt - 2 days ago and again last night. Could this be a bug or intolerance?
Not likely: Projectile vomiting in adults is generally associated with intra-cranial issues. If it has not resolved, please see you doctor at your earliest. ...Read more
Esophagus: You could get some minor tears in blood vessels in the stomach or esophagus from projectile vomiting. The acid from the vomiting could do damage to the esophagus if it persists. ...Read more
Depends: Usually short lived projectile vomiting does not hurt the GI tract as long as the cause is identified and corrected. Occasionally retching can hurt the esophagus. ...Read more
If newborn baby is projectile vomiting, should we go to the ER, or can we wait for the Dr's appointment we have for the next day?
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
Across the room: Basically, the vomit spews out the mouth and across the room, like a "projectile" And the projectile vomiting of blood is certainly a great concern! ...Read more
Best thing I've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. Is that the only cause?
Are you allergic to milk if you can eat milk products like cheese and such but if you drink it you projectile vomit across the room?
Yes: Many people with milk allergy can tolerated baked milk and cheese. If you have questions, consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, it would be best to avoid milk and creamy cheeses. ...Read more
I often get severe bilateral headache followed by projectile vomiting... I also feel spme fluid accumulated in my head. What should I do?
Not sure: Increased pressure in the brain/skull is often associated with vomiting. We don't know exactly how the pressure triggers the vomiting center in the brainstem, it just does. Since sudden onset of headache and vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition see you doctor immediately. This is especially true if the vomiting occurs during the night while sleeping. ...Read more
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