Acetonemic Vomiting (Cyclic Vomiting, Autointoxication) Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is acetonemic vomiting (cyclic vomiting, autointoxication)?

A condition where there is repeated and severe vomiting. Patients may become very unwell due to dehydration and starvation. The exact cause is unknown, however known triggers include emotional stress, anxiety or viral illnesses.

Symptoms of acetonemic vomiting (cyclic vomiting, autointoxication)

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of appetite

  • Headache

  • Abdominal pain

  • Sweet and sour-smelling breath or body odor

  • Family history of headaches

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acetonemic vomiting (cyclic vomiting, autointoxication)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose acetonemic vomiting (cyclic vomiting, autointoxication)

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

Treatment for acetonemic vomiting (cyclic vomiting, autointoxication)

Treatment depends on the cause. Pain medications and anti-nausea medication may be helpful. In severe cases, fluids are given through a needle in the veins to treat dehydration. Patients are often referred to see a GI specialist if episodes continue.

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Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

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Yoshinori Abe

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Internal medicine

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