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Fifteen-minute consultation: Childhood rumination syndrome


Rumination syndrome is a functional bowel disorder where stomach contents effortlessly regurgitate into the mouth. It is an entirely separate entity to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and requires behavioural rather than pharmaceutical management. Symptoms usually respond well to treatment, though in extreme cases, patients may experience significant weight loss and require inpatient admission.

  • adolescent health
  • gastroenterology

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