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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Projectile Vomiting (Overview)

Projectile vomiting is a symptom in which a person vomits with enough force to spew out stomach material a distance of more than 1-2 feet. Babies with projectile vomiting may have blockage of the stomach outlet, a condition called pyloric stenosis.


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What might cause projectile vomiting in a four year old?

What might cause projectile vomiting in a four year old?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
34 doctors shared insights

Projectile Vomiting (Overview)

Projectile vomiting is a symptom in which a person vomits with enough force to spew out stomach material a distance of more than 1-2 feet. Babies with projectile vomiting may have blockage of the stomach outlet, a condition called pyloric stenosis.


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Please explain what does projectile vomiting blood mean?

Please explain what does projectile vomiting blood mean?

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

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Treating Nausea & Vomiting (Tip)

Treating Nausea & Vomiting

Persistent, recurrent, prolonged emesis, or vomit that contains blood, warrants medical evaluation. ...See more

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Dealing with Emesis (Checklist)

Stick to clear liquids, like ice chips and popsicles
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Drink small amounts of fluids frequently
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Avoid solids until you're able to go several hours without vomiting
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Start with a very bland diet once you're able to eat
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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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Treating Nausea & Vomiting (Tip)

Treating Nausea & Vomiting

TLC for the angry gut: BRAT diet and diluted Pedialyte. ...See more

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Treating Nausea & Vomiting (Checklist)

See your doctor to diagnose reason for nausea
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Avoid anything that aggravates nausea
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Take prescribed treatment carefully
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I often get severe bilateral headache followed by projectile vomiting... I also feel spme fluid accumulated in my head. What should I do?

I often get severe bilateral headache followed by projectile vomiting... I also feel spme fluid accumulated in my head.  What should I do?

It is possible : That you are suffering from sinus infection , migraine headache or severe allergy or it could be something else .Need a complete exam by your physician to determine the cause and a diagnosis can be made and manage you properly ...Read more

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What is a likely cause of a 2 week old with projectile vomiting and no fever?

What is a likely cause of a 2 week old with projectile vomiting and no fever?

See your MD: It could be a couple things, but the one the pediatrician needs to r/o is pyloric stenosis or non accidental trauma. Reflux is also a possibility. ...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