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What is intractable vomiting?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Near constant

Intractable means non-stop or not responding to medication.
Usually when people vomit it is because the stomach wants to get rid of what ever is inside at the moment. Usually then when it is empty the vomiting stops. Sometimes because of severe illness, pregnancy or psychological problems, people can stop vomiting even when their stomach is empty. This usually requires a trip to the doctor.

In brief: Near constant

Intractable means non-stop or not responding to medication.
Usually when people vomit it is because the stomach wants to get rid of what ever is inside at the moment. Usually then when it is empty the vomiting stops. Sometimes because of severe illness, pregnancy or psychological problems, people can stop vomiting even when their stomach is empty. This usually requires a trip to the doctor.
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