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    What causes an episode of vomiting in a toddler?

Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi doctor,
My daughter is 18 months and today, 30 mins after wakimg she vomited while sittimg in her highchair and waiting for her breakfast. This also happened last saturday. I am very concerned about a brain tumor! She started walking at 14 months but is still a bit unstable and falls. She is also a terrible eater (but has been for thr longest time). She also sometimes closes both eyes like she is blinking but i dont know the significance of this. Please advise.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry, visit to a pediatrician

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.,
Occasionally vomiting is not of concern until it is regular with weight loss.
Walking may be delayed to some months normally too and should not be a concern.
There is unlikely possibility of tumor if not associated with head enlargement, Recurrent vomiting, excessive crying, seizures or weakness in limbs.
You can get her examined by a pediatrician for assurance.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Dr N Kumar
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