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Alternate Names : Throwing UP, Emesis

Vomiting | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The healthcare provider often wants to know several things when a person is vomiting, including:

  • when the vomiting started
  • what the vomited material looks like
  • how many times a person has vomited
  • whether any friends or close family members have been vomiting
  • whether or not the person has any abdominal distress or chest pain
  • whether or not the person has a fever or is sick in any other way
  • whether the person has a decreased appetite, which does not always happen with vomiting
  • what the person was doing on the day he or she started vomiting
  • any other symptoms, such as weight loss, dark-colored stools, history of stomach problems or diabetes, or other symptoms
  • The healthcare provider may ask other questions, which can help narrow the list of possible causes.

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    Vomiting: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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