Nausea and vomiting may occur separately or together. Common causes include:

  1. Chemotherapy
  2. Gastroparesis (a condition in which the muscles of the stomach wall don't function properly, interfering with digestion)
  3. General anesthesia
  4. Intestinal obstruction
  5. Care at Mayo Clinic
  6. Morning sickness
  7. Motion sickness: First aid
  8. Rotavirus
  9. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
  10. Vestibular neuritis

Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include:

  1. Alcohol use disorder
  2. Anaphylaxis
  3. Anorexia nervosa
  4. Appendicitis
  5. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  6. Brain tumor
  7. Bulimia nervosa
  8. Cholecystitis
  9. Crohn's disease
  10. Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  11. Depression (major depressive disorder)
  12. Diabetic ketoacidosis
  13. Dizziness
  14. Ear infection (middle ear)
  15. Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
  16. Fever
  17. Food poisoning
  18. Gallstones
  19. Generalized anxiety disorder
  20. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  21. Heart attack
  22. Heart failure
  23. Hepatitis
  24. Hiatal hernia
  25. Hydrocephalus
  26. Hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid)
  27. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  28. Hypoparathyroidism (underactive parathyroid)
  29. Intestinal ischemia
  30. Intestinal obstruction
  31. Intracranial hematoma
  32. Intussusception (in children)
  33. Irritable bowel syndrome
  34. Medications (including aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, oral contraceptives, digitalis, narcotics and antibiotics)
  35. Meniere's disease
  36. Meningitis
  37. Milk allergy
  38. Pancreatic cancer
  39. Pancreatitis
  40. Peptic ulcer
  41. Pseudotumor cerebri
  42. Pyloric stenosis (in infants)
  43. Radiation therapy
  44. Severe pain
  45. Toxin ingestion

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

June 16, 2017