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. Morning sickness
  7. Motion sickness: First aid
  8. Rotavirus (or infections caused by other viruses)
  9. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) (stomach flu)
  10. Vestibular neuritis

Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include:

  1. Acute liver failure
  2. Alcohol use disorder
  3. Anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction)
  4. Anorexia nervosa
  5. Appendicitis
  6. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  7. Brain tumor
  8. Bulimia nervosa
  9. Cholecystitis
  10. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  11. Crohn's disease (a type of inflammatory bowel disease)
  12. Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  13. Depression (major depressive disorder)
  14. Diabetic ketoacidosis
  15. Dizziness
  16. Ear infection (middle ear)
  17. Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
  18. Fever
  19. Food poisoning
  20. Gallstones
  21. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  22. Generalized anxiety disorder
  23. Heart attack
  24. Heart failure
  25. Hepatitis
  26. Hiatal hernia
  27. Hydrocephalus
  28. Hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid)
  29. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  30. Hypoparathyroidism (underactive parathyroid)
  31. Intestinal ischemia
  32. Intestinal obstruction
  33. Intracranial hematoma
  34. Intussusception (in children)
  35. Irritable bowel syndrome
  36. Medications (including aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, oral contraceptives, digitalis, narcotics and antibiotics)
  37. Meniere's disease
  38. Meningitis
  39. Milk allergy
  40. Pancreatic cancer
  41. Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
  42. Peptic ulcer
  43. Pseudotumor cerebri
  44. Pyloric stenosis (in infants)
  45. Radiation therapy
  46. Severe pain
  47. Toxic hepatitis

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

June 16, 2020

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