Nausea or Vomiting

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Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

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  • Uneasiness of the stomach

  • Vomiting under similar circumstances as before

  • Feel like throwing up when moving my head

  • Before vomiting, there was stomach ache

  • Vomiting like a fountain after feeding

  • Wanting to drink milk after vomiting

  • Vomiting every 10 to 20 minutes

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Nausea is the sensation of an urge to vomit. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying ("throwing up") of stomach contents through the mouth.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Seizure attack

  • Jaundice

  • Edema

  • Recent weight loss

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Vomiting of blood

  • Melena (black stools)

Possible causes

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Helicobacter pylori infection

    Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, is a bacteria that is commonly found in the stomach of approximately half the world's population.The vast majority of people have no symptoms. However, H. pylori is capable of causing a number of digestive problems, including ulcers and, rarely, stomach cancer. H. pylori bacteria may spread through direct contact with saliva, vomit, feces or contaminated food or water.

  • Drug-induced nausea and vomiting

    Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of medications. It often occurs shortly after starting the offending medication and it might also be associated with headaches, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Migraine
  • Gastritis
  • Bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Viral gastroenteritis

Related serious diseases

  • Heatstroke

    This is a life threatening emergency where the person's body temperature is dangerously elevated and they display neurologic abnormalities. This occurs when the body fails to regulate its temperature properly. It can be caused by the surrounding environment (heat, moisture) or internal factors (dehydration, strenuous exercise).

  • Tuberculosis (TB) (including scrofuloderma)

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you make yourself vomit intentionally?

  • Do you feel like vomiting (nauseous) when moving your head?

  • Does your nausea decrease after vomiting?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting immediately after you eat?

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References

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Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

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