Gastroenterology/nausea

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sureshrana wrote at 2014-06-23 10:33:12
Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions such as:



Motion sickness or seasickness

Early stages of pregnancy (nausea occurs in approximately 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%)

Medication-induced vomiting

Intense pain

Emotional stress (such as fear)

Gallbladder disease

Food poisoning

Infections (such as the "stomach flu")

Overeating

A reaction to certain smells or odors

Heart attack

Concussion or brain injury

Brain tumor

Ulcers

Some forms of cancer

Bulimia or other psychological illnesses

Gastroparesis or slow stomach emptying (a condition often seen in people with diabetes)

Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol

The causes of vomiting differ according to age. For children, it is common for vomiting to occur from a viral infection, food poisoning, milk allergy, motion sickness, overeating or feeding, coughing, or blocked intestines and illnesses in which the child has a high fever.



The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning. However, certain food borne bacteria, such as salmonella, can take longer to produce symptoms.


sureshrana wrote at 2014-06-23 10:33:12
Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions such as:



Motion sickness or seasickness

Early stages of pregnancy (nausea occurs in approximately 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%)

Medication-induced vomiting

Intense pain

Emotional stress (such as fear)

Gallbladder disease

Food poisoning

Infections (such as the "stomach flu")

Overeating

A reaction to certain smells or odors

Heart attack

Concussion or brain injury

Brain tumor

Ulcers

Some forms of cancer

Bulimia or other psychological illnesses

Gastroparesis or slow stomach emptying (a condition often seen in people with diabetes)

Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol

The causes of vomiting differ according to age. For children, it is common for vomiting to occur from a viral infection, food poisoning, milk allergy, motion sickness, overeating or feeding, coughing, or blocked intestines and illnesses in which the child has a high fever.



The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning. However, certain food borne bacteria, such as salmonella, can take longer to produce symptoms.


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I can answer most questions pertaining to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis) as well as the medications, surgeries and tests associated with it. I am not a doctor so please don't ask questions that aren't related to this specific area or close to it because it is not my area of expertise.

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I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease for over six years and have dealt with the disease since I was twelve years old. I have been through every medication, numerous exams as well as surgery. I have also worked at a camp for chronically ill children the past four summers and two of our sessions are Crohn's and Colitis so I am very familiar with both conditions.

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Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America

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I have a bachelor of arts in Health Promotion and a minor in Human Biology

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