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How common is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Doctors don’t see it much. Cyclic vomiting syndrome happens more in children than adults. Only about 1.9% of children get it, one study found. The numbers for adults are less clear, though it may be more often than once thought.

Even though it’s rare, call your doctor if you are having symptoms.

From: What Is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.”

Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics: “Review article: cyclic vomiting syndrome in adults -- rediscovering and redefining an old entity.”

BMC Medicine: “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in 41 adults: the illness, the patients, and problems of management.”

Pharmaceuticals : “Association of Marijuana Use and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome”

Experimental Brain Research: “An Internet survey of marijuana and hot shower use in adults with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS).”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.”

Archives of Disease in Childhood : “Cyclical vomiting syndrome in children: A population-based study.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “What is a Gastroenterologist?”

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.”

Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics: “Review article: cyclic vomiting syndrome in adults -- rediscovering and redefining an old entity.”

BMC Medicine: “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in 41 adults: the illness, the patients, and problems of management.”

Pharmaceuticals : “Association of Marijuana Use and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome”

Experimental Brain Research: “An Internet survey of marijuana and hot shower use in adults with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS).”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.”

Archives of Disease in Childhood : “Cyclical vomiting syndrome in children: A population-based study.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “What is a Gastroenterologist?”

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 11, 2018

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