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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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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Projectile Vomiting (Definition)

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 ...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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Is non projectile vomiting serious? What should I do if i had this?

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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My son is 7 months and has been projectile vomiting since he was born. Is that normal?

My son is 7 months and has been projectile vomiting since he was born. Is that normal?

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

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What to do if I have a bad case of projectile vomiting, is there anything I can hunt right now?

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

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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

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What medication causes projectile vomiting when mixed with alcohol?G

What medication causes projectile vomiting when mixed with alcohol?G

Antibuse: Antibuse (disulferam) is a medication that will produce waves of nausea if someone consumes any alcohol while it is in their system.Something as minor as the alcohol in a tablespoon of cough medicine can trigger the effect. ...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

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