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. Migraine
  6. Motion sickness: First aid
  7. Rotavirus
  8. (stomach flu)
  9. Vestibular neuritis

Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include:

  1. Anaphylaxis
  2. Anorexia nervosa
  3. Brain tumor
  4. Bulimia nervosa
  5. Cholecystitis
  6. Crohn's disease
  7. Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  8. Depression (major depressive disorder)
  9. Ear infection (middle ear)
  10. Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
  11. Fever
  12. Food poisoning
  13. Gallstones
  14. Generalized anxiety disorder
  15. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  16. Hepatitis
  17. Hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid)
  18. (overactive thyroid)
  19. Hypoparathyroidism (underactive parathyroid)
  20. Intestinal obstruction
  21. Intracranial hematoma
  22. Intussusception (in children)
  23. Irritable bowel syndrome
  24. Medications (including aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, oral contraceptives, digitalis, narcotics and antibiotics)
  25. Meningitis
  26. Pancreatic cancer
  27. Pancreatitis
  28. Peptic ulcer
  29. Pseudotumor cerebri
  30. Pyloric stenosis (in infants)
  31. Radiation therapy
  32. Severe pain
  33. 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