Patient Comments: Nausea and Vomiting - Causes

What was the cause of your nausea and vomiting?

Comment from: Carmel, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 03

With costochondritis I have very severe pain and tenderness in tissues across left breastbone into breast and out to the back of left breast; also underarm tenderness on left hand side. Tissue in this area feels sore to touch and very tender. I have quite a stabbing pain, severe at times. Almost inclined to take your breath away and sore when you take a breath.

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Comment from: missconni, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I have been vomiting off and on for about 2 months. After I eat I feel over-full, and nauseous even if I don't eat that much. Some of the time the nausea can be calmed with milk, most times I vomit several times until I dry heave, then I throw up more, later. I told my doctor, he said it was because I was constipated. I don't think so. I do not have any pain in my stomach, or anywhere else. I wonder if I should go to the emergency room.

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Comment from: romy b., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

On December 25th, I vomited early in the morning after eating a grilled fish that was grilled a day before. All food that I take went out. I vomited for 2 days; until I realized eating the grilled fish caused it. I filled dizzy until now.

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Comment from: Doug, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 01

I have been taking care of my mother for 14 months now, she has had 8 in. of her colon removed, and open heart surgery. She went in for nausea and vomiting, and she has been seen by over 200 doctors but no one knows what is wrong. They said they have run every test known to man, and cannot find anything wrong with her but she still can't keep anything down. We go to emergency room (ER) every other day, sometimes twice in one day. After looking at her tests that have been done, we have tried health food stores. We are at a loss and don't know what to do.

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Comment from: eartheart, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I been having horrible nausea and vomiting since I started taking medication to prevent HIV infection (post exposure prophylaxis) and unwanted pregnancy. I am worried the medication will not go into effect if I keep vomiting like this. I really need advice on how to curb the vomiting.

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Comment from: Dilip C., 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 01

My spleen size was enlarged at the time of birth so my platelet count is always down to a maximum of 1.7 lakh and does not go above this. But I never feel weak or have any physical problem but once in a year it goes up to 75000 and it is every year. It automatically goes up to 1.7 lakh, I wonder if it is thrombocytopenia or it is normal for me.

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Comment from: shanleesat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 02

For about a year I have been waking up in the morning and immediately nauseous and then start vomiting. It only happens every four to six weeks and lasts for 3-4 days. I have gone to the E.R. for dehydration several times, and my regular m.d. is aware so he sent me to the stomach Dr. and they did find a hiatal hernia. I am currently taking medication for it daily, although still nauseated and vomiting every four to six weeks like clockwork. I am very tired of this and am desperate to find answers.

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Comment from: Bonnie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I was rinsing my mouth with a large mouthful of hydrogen peroxide when I was startled by a loud noise and swallowed all of it. It tasted gross, but I didn't think anything of it and rinsed my mouth with water then went to the store to pick up some groceries. About half an hour later, my stomach began feeling tight and bloated; I felt as though I needed to pass gas. The feeling worsened and I made my way to the store bathroom to avoid passing gas in front of the other shoppers. I tried to relieve myself for several minutes without success. After convincing myself that I felt better, I returned to shopping and checked out. While I was driving home, I burped several times and felt a bit better. I was nearly home when I burped again and gagged up some fluid. My stomach was feeling incredibly tight at this point, but I thought I just really needed to burp a few more times. I burped again; in the middle of the burp it "turned solid" and I vomited. Luckily, I was stopped at a red light and managed to grab an empty grocery bag. I felt no better so I pulled over to the curb where I immediately vomited three more times. The bag was half full, but I still felt too nauseous to do anything about it. I opened the window to get some fresh air and reclined my seat and closed my eyes. Several minutes later, I vomited again without warning and barely managed to stick my head out the window in time. After vomiting a few more times, I felt fine and drove home. I spent the rest of the afternoon burping and gagging but did not vomit again. When I ate a bowl of soup for dinner I finished half of the bowl before feeling ill. I foolishly kept eating and barely made it to the kitchen sink before vomiting. The worst part was that I couldn't stop vomiting long enough to walk to the bathroom. I finally stopped and went to lie down with a trash can nearby. I spent the rest of the evening running to the bathroom to vomit and later to dry heave. When I called my doctor the next day, she said that hydrogen peroxide is a low grade emetic and likely upset my stomach. I dry heaved several times after eating breakfast, but was fine after that.

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