Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
Nausea is a feeling of uneasiness of the stomach. It is often accompanied by the urge to vomit.
Vomiting is a forcible purging of the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
Diarrhea is a loose, watery bowel movement.
These three conditions are common digestive disorders and are often related.
Symptoms may be caused by:
- Viral and Bacterial Infections
- Over Eating
- Food Poisoning
- Toxins, Medications and Alcohol
- Motion Sickness
- Emotional Stress
- Heart Attack
- Concussion or Brain Injury
- Gallbladder Disease
- Blocked Intestine
In healthy people these digestive disorders are relieved as the causes of the symptoms are overcome. However, dehydration is a concern with vomiting and diarrhea, especially in infants and children. Dehydration can lead to passing out and heat stroke.
SymptomsUpset stomach, throwing up, loose and/or watery stools. Signs of dehydration include: dry mouth, increased thirst, fatigue, headaches and dizziness.
When to See a Doctor
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasts more than 24 hours
- There are signs of dehydration
- In infants, decreased urination and a sunken soft spot on the top of the head
- Infection, or head injury
- Blood in the vomit or stool
- Severe abdominal or rectal pain
- Dizziness, severe headache or stiff neck
- Lethargy, confusion, or decreased alertness
- Rapid breathing or pulse
- Black tarry stools