- Ejection through the mouth of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Along with diarrhea and hemorrhage, vomiting is an important potential cause of dehydration.
- It may result from toxins, drugs, uremia, and fevers; cerebral tumors; meningitis (often unaccompanied by nausea and failing to relieve associated headache); uterine or ovarian disease, irritation of the fauces, intestinal parasites, biliary colic; intestinal obstruction; diseases of the stomach such as ulcer, cancer, dysmotility, or dyspepsia; reflex from pregnancy, motion sickness; and neurological disorders such as migraine.
- Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms and frequently seen in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency settings.
Nausea and Vomiting Evaluation and History
Physical examination of Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and Vomiting Diagnosis Differential diagnosis