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Episodes of vomiting, chronic condition. CBC blood work normal. Causes?

My 12 year old son started having episodes of vomiting about 8 months has progressed from every few weeks to at least once a week...once he starts, he continues the rest of the day unless he is able to sleep it off. he has had some basic blood work (CBC) but of course that showed nothing... any help would be appreciated
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Thanks for the query
There are so many causes of recurrent vomiting, may be gastrointenstinal, renal, neurological, metabolic, endocrine or psychological. So your son needs a battery of investigation. If all tests wiil be normal then it may be cyclical vomiting syndrome or abdominal migraine.
The criteria as per the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) are as follows (all criteria must be met)

At least 5 episodes, or a minimum of 3 over a 6-month period
Episodic attacks of intense nausea and vomiting that lasts 1 hour to 10 days, occurring at least one week apart
Stereotypical pattern and symptoms in the individual patient
Vomiting during episodes occurs at least 4 times an hour for at least one hour
A return to baseline health during episodes
Not attributed to another disorder
So I would suggest you to consult a pediatric gastroenterologist for proper evaluation.
I hope this answers your query well
With regards
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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