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Is there a difference between vomiting and projectile vomiting?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Vomitting
The reason we try to differentiate between both is projectile vomiting tends to be associated with more serious pathology.
While vomiting could be something benign. Mist babies tend to spit up alot and we call it vomiting. I'd they have projectile vomiting, we might consider the possibility of pyloric stenosis.

In brief: Vomitting
The reason we try to differentiate between both is projectile vomiting tends to be associated with more serious pathology.
While vomiting could be something benign. Mist babies tend to spit up alot and we call it vomiting. I'd they have projectile vomiting, we might consider the possibility of pyloric stenosis.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
When it pertains to children, projectile vomiting is a sign of gastric outlet obstruction due to pyloric stenosis.
This typically occurs between 3 weeks & 3 months of life. The vomitus is typically non-bilious. Standard vomiting, which is very common in babies, usually flows but does not shoot from the oral cavity. This is usually due to reflux, overfeeding, formula intolerance, virus.

In brief: Yes
When it pertains to children, projectile vomiting is a sign of gastric outlet obstruction due to pyloric stenosis.
This typically occurs between 3 weeks & 3 months of life. The vomitus is typically non-bilious. Standard vomiting, which is very common in babies, usually flows but does not shoot from the oral cavity. This is usually due to reflux, overfeeding, formula intolerance, virus.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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