Chronic vomiting can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose chronic vomiting, we could:
|Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome||3%||Ruled out|
|Food Poisoning||3%||Ruled out|
|Rapid Stomach Emptying||2%||Ruled out|
If you suffer significantly from unexplained vomiting (at least once per week), for how long has this been a problem?
Possible responses:→ It is not a problem / don't know
→ It started within the last week
→ It started within the last month
→ I've had it for 1 to 3 months
→ I've had it for over 3 months