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What are complications of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dehydration is the biggest complication of cyclic vomiting syndrome. You might need to go to a hospital to replace the fluids and electrolytes lost through vomiting. Other complications can be:

  • Esophagitis, when the acid you throw up irritates the tube from your throat to your stomach
  • Damage to tooth enamel by stomach acid, causing tooth decay
  • Severe vomiting might tear the lower end of the esophagus. See a doctor right away if you see blood in your vomit or stools.

From: What Is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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