Nausea

Nausea is a common medical symptom. It is a feeling or urge to vomit or throw up. People often refer to nausea as feeling “sick to your stomach” or “queasy.”

If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting, it is important to rest and stay hydrated

Causes

  • 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
  • Infections (such as the "stomach flu")
  • Overeating
  • Food Poisoning
  • Appendicitis
  • Heart attack
  • Concussion or brain injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Ulcers
  • Bulimia or other psychological illnesses
  • Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol

 

When to see the doctor

  • If nausea and vomiting are accompanied with other symptoms such as chest pain, severe abdominal pain, blurred vision, fainting, confusion, high fever and stiff neck, fecal matter or odor in vomit
  • If you have signs of dehydration and haven’t been able to keep anything down in over 12 hours (8 hours for a child), or if you have been vomiting for more than 2 days (24 hours for children under 2, and 12 hours for infants)
  • If your vomit contains blood

Our Neighborhood Walk-In Clinic is:

  • Walk-in friendly
  • Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm
  • In-network for most Washington insurers
  • Open extended hours
  • Equipped with X-Ray and Lab on-site
  • Staffed by Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.