14/08/2014 16:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Doctors Made 11-Year-Old Girl Take Pregnancy Test


A girl with a rare illness that means she can't stop vomiting was made to take a pregnancy test by doctors - even though she was just 11 years old.

Jayde Pitt was so unwell with a rare nausea that she was spending up to 18 hours a day vomiting.

At first, doctors had no idea what was wrong and suggested to mum Leanne Rodrigues that Jayde could be expecting.

Leanne, 29, said Jayde still played with dolls and had no interest in boys.

She added: "I was completely gobsmacked. That someone thought my 11-year-old daughter was having sex just disgusted me - she hadn't even had a kiss."

Leanne allowed the test to allay doctors' suspicions. After seeing five doctors Jayde, now 12, was eventually diagnosed with cyclical vomiting syndrome.

Following treatment she is now only sick when she is anxious.

Mum-of-three Leanne, from Hereford, said: "It was heartbreaking watching her being so ill. Now we can have a relatively normal day."

Dr Robin Dover, of the Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK, said: "Little is known about the causes and treatment can be difficult."