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How long does vomiting associated with intussusception last?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: 12 - 24 hours

After the intussusception is reduced it should resolve very quickly.
If symptoms remain present medications to prevent nausea can ber used. If surgery is required it may take 2-3 days before normal bowel function resumes.

In brief: 12 - 24 hours

After the intussusception is reduced it should resolve very quickly.
If symptoms remain present medications to prevent nausea can ber used. If surgery is required it may take 2-3 days before normal bowel function resumes.
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Dr. Joanne Peck
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Until it clears

Intussusception is an obstruction of the bowel, so nothing can pass; therefore, the vomiting lasts until the obstruction is fixed by surgery or enema.
Sometimes the obstruction may clear by itself, but i wouldn't count on that. Remember, you will not vomit very much if there is nothing taken in by mouth, so the vomiting is not continuous.

In brief: Until it clears

Intussusception is an obstruction of the bowel, so nothing can pass; therefore, the vomiting lasts until the obstruction is fixed by surgery or enema.
Sometimes the obstruction may clear by itself, but i wouldn't count on that. Remember, you will not vomit very much if there is nothing taken in by mouth, so the vomiting is not continuous.
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