Vomiting, also called emesis, is a very common symptom. It is often related to nausea and commonly caused by a digestive disorder such as infectious gastroenteritis. Vomiting needs to be distinguished from regurgitation, reflux, and other similar symptoms. There are various causes of vomiting that need to be diagnosed; see ...

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Vomiting is often caused by your body is trying to get rid of germs or some other toxin. Find self-care tips and learn when to see a doctor. ...Source: New Zealand Health1 ...

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Vomiting often occurs with nausea, and many of the causes of vomiting also cause “nausea and vomiting”. However, note that both “nausea-without-vomiting” and “vomiting-without-nausea” are possible. Example Common Causes: Common well-known causes of vomiting include ...

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Causes of Vomiting

Causes of vomiting

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Causes List for Vomiting

Possible causes of Vomiting (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Similar Symptoms

Is it vomiting? Or are you just feeling nauseous? Regurgitation and reflux are similar to vomiting. Consider whether any of these other symptoms are a more precise description of your symptom, or are perhaps co-occurring with vomiting:

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Various different types of vomiting include:

  • Acute vomiting
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Cyclic vomiting

Symptoms that are like types of vomiting include:

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Treatments for Vomiting

Self care -general Most episodes of vomiting won’t last long. Some painkillers (called NSAID, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac) will irritate your stomach and intestines, so don’t take these when you’re vomiting.

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There are many possible causes of vomiting so there is some likelihood of misdiagnosis of any of the less frequent causes. Some of the more serious possible causes that may be overlooked include:

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  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses
  2. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ vomiting
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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