Alternate Names : Throwing UP, Emesis
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.