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I've had 3 separate occasions of diarrhea and vomiting in the

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I've had 3 separate occasions of diarrhea and vomiting in the past 3 weeks . these bouts have lasted about 12 hours throughout the night . starting with gas leading to diarrhea leading to vomiting. I have a VP shunt this has been in place 11 years and is due to IIH , I don't drink and have not over eaten or had any partys just a family xmas. In the early days after my shunt was fitted I had these bouts ,so I am concerned as to a link and overdrainage ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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Ye it is possible to have oveerdrainage from VP shunts if there was increased intracranial pressure in the ventricles.

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More liekly explanation is a viral infection o the intestine --colitis.

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This can cause persistent vomiting and diarrhea.

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Usually improves over short period.

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However, there is also risk of bacterial infection which will require antibiotics.

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Bacterial infection will cause worsening symptoms, fever, even blood in stool sometimes.

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You should see your doctor if your symptoms are still present.

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