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What causes vomiting and drowsiness in a child after having programmable shunt?

i have a 2n half yr daughter with hydrocephalus who got a programmable vp shunt at 5 months of age , past 4 mths she has had 3-4 days phases of vomitting and drowsiness , her ctscan n mri seem to be fine n the doctors hve tried first reducing n the increasing the pressure to 90 . need to know what could be troubling her.
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
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Hello,

Is vomiting early in the morning? If so it could indicate an increase in intracranial pressure. Please get a ct redone and check for the tube block.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
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