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Is there such thing as a procedure to permanently disable the nausea and vomiting center of the brain? Suffer from extreme form of GAD & emetophobia.

Is there such thing as a procedure to permanently disable the nausea and vomiting center of the brain? Suffer from extreme form of GAD & emetophobia.

Got news for you: EVERYONE has emetophobia. NOBODY likes to throw up. If nausea & vomiting weren't selected for by evolution, we wouldn't do it. The various vomiting triggers are handled by several loosely organized neuronal nuclei in the (VERY SMALL) medulla oblongata coordinated by a central pattern generator. There is no 1 vomiting center. Ablation of that much medullary tissue is not compatible with life. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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What does spinning around do to the brain to cause you to vomit?

What does spinning around do to the brain to cause you to vomit?

See below: Vomitting is an automatic reaction by yiur brain to confusion about balance and position. Balance requires at least 2 of 3 senses - visual cues, balance of otoliths (stones) in your middle ear, and proprioception (special sensory bodies in your nervous system).When you spin around, you mess up your visual cues and the otoliths.So your brain is confused about which way is which (e.g. Up vs. Down). ...Read more

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My husband says his brain feels like its flopping around. And everytime he gets up and moves around it hurts worse & he feels like hes going to vomit.

My husband says his brain feels like its flopping around. And everytime he gets up and moves around it hurts worse & he feels like hes going to vomit.

Vertigo: Sounds like benign positional vertigo; however, it's best to get a full exam (neurological exam) done by your primary care physician or a neurologist to rule out other causes of vertigo. If it is benign positional vertigo, there are medicines such as meclizine and Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) that can help. He needs to see a internist or neurologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause numness in the left side of the brain pain vomiting discomfort wheh laying on my right side diseness?

What would cause numness in the left side of the brain pain vomiting discomfort wheh laying on my right side diseness?

Too many to list: There are too many things to list, but one thing is for sure, you need to be evaluated by a neurologist. Your symptoms could be coming from elevated pressure in the brain, so you will likely be refered for an MRI or a ct scan. If you cannot get in to see a neurologist quickly, your symptoms would warrant an er visit in case you have a bleed or a tumor.Be seen today.. Do not wait. Better safe than. ...Read more

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What would cause numness in the left side of the brain pain vomiting discomfort wheh laying on my right side diseness?

What would cause numness in the left side of the brain pain vomiting discomfort wheh laying on my right side diseness?

Inner ear infection: With those symptoms recommend you be properly evaluated although could be just a plain inner ear infecton with some labyrinthitis it also could be indicative of more serius inntracraneal pathology. ...Read more

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What happens if nauseau and dizziness are controlled by your brain, why would vomiting relieve these symptoms?

What happens if nauseau and dizziness are controlled by your brain, why would vomiting relieve these symptoms?

Vagal reaction: vomiting is induced by a strong stimulation of the vagus nerve that follows nausea: these are both protective mechanisms to remove noxious food from your system. once vomiting occurs, the offending food is removed and one feels better. dizziness may or may not be associated, and if dizzy, the problem may lie in the inner ear and cerebellum. ...Read more

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Pain brain..headache,feels like head is spinning,vomiting.at times feel cool at times hot..all together..why..& what should she do?

Pain brain..headache,feels like head is spinning,vomiting.at times feel cool at times hot..all together..why..& what should she do?

See a Dr.: Your symptoms reflect potentially many causes and there is no way to really evaluate without a history and examination. Does this happen often or is it a one time occurrence? Was there something you ate or did, activity wise, that may have triggered your issues? Was there any trauma involved? ...Read more

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Please he had from 2 years ago electricity excess on the brain and treated by debakin then stop it .. Few days ago he feel headache, vomiting and tired?

Please he had from 2 years ago electricity excess on the brain and treated by debakin then stop it .. Few days ago he feel headache, vomiting and tired?

See below: Sounds like a recent migraine. The "electricity excess" could have been an eeg observation, and likely, the activity was also due to migraine, as there is no mention of seizure activity. See a pediatric neurologist and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Could a brain abscess lead me to vomit after eating?

Could a brain abscess lead me to vomit after eating?

Yes: Some symptoms of brain abscess include headache and neck stiffness. If intracranial pressure is increased, you can have vomiting. However, there are many other reasons why you might vomit after a meal. ...Read more

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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