A doctor will often suspect cyclic vomiting syndrome in adults when all of the following are present:

  • Three or more separate episodes in the past year and two episodes in the past 6 months, happening at least 1 week apart
  • Episodes that are usually similar to previous ones, meaning that episodes tend to start at the same time of day and last the same length of time—less than 1 week
  • No nausea or vomiting between episodes, but other, milder symptoms can be present between episodes
  • No metabolic, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, structural, or biochemical disorders.

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