Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that can be caused by numerous conditions. Most often the cause is gastroenteritis — often termed "stomach flu," or the result of certain foods or medications. However, these signs may also indicate a serious digestive disorder or even a life-threatening condition.
Seek immediate medical attention if nausea and vomiting are accompanied by:
Ask someone to drive you to urgent care or an emergency room if:
Make an appointment with your doctor if:
Nausea and vomiting may occur separately or together. Common causes include:
Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include:
A thorough evaluation by a physician will be needed to determine the underlying cause of severe or persistent nausea and/or vomiting. Treatment will depend on the diagnosis.