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What causes vomiting and diarrhea?

My daughter is 10 she was diagnoised as having cyclic vommiting syndrome when she was 5. Lately everytime she has an episode she is worse. She completely dehydrates herself in 15-20 min of vommiting and diarrhea. She feels cold to the touch and covered in sweat. This last time she vommited blood clots and had bloody diarreha. she was admitted to the hospital and released the next day. All they did was give her IV fluids, and some blood tests. They did some stool tests as well. They think it was just a virus but don t know. I think there is more to this, please give some advice.
Thu, 8 Jun 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As you said your daughter is diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome then I suppose all the investigations like GI endoscopy, USG, blood tests, urine tests, etc., must have been done before diagnosis.

As you said recent episode she had was of vomiting, diarrhea with blood stains and the investigations are normal then probably she does not need antibiotics and just maintain hydration.

For cyclic vomiting syndrome, you may ask your doctor for medicines like Ondansetron, Ranitidine, Amitriptyline, Cyproheptadine, etc.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Khan Shoeb Mohammad Sher Mohammad
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What causes vomiting and diarrhea?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. As you said your daughter is diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome then I suppose all the investigations like GI endoscopy, USG, blood tests, urine tests, etc., must have been done before diagnosis. As you said recent episode she had was of vomiting, diarrhea with blood stains and the investigations are normal then probably she does not need antibiotics and just maintain hydration. For cyclic vomiting syndrome, you may ask your doctor for medicines like Ondansetron, Ranitidine, Amitriptyline, Cyproheptadine, etc. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Khan Shoeb Mohammad Sher Mohammad