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Severe vomiting can mean that:
New vomiting that lasts less than 24 hours is usually related to viral stomach flu or food poisoning. This type of vomiting may be continuous, and you may not be able to hold down food or fluids.
Vomiting with dizziness may be caused by an inner ear problem. It often starts or gets worse when you move.
Large quantities of vomit that shoot out of your mouth and nose may be caused by a serious problem, such as a blocked stomach outlet.
Vomiting that comes and goes (intermittent) usually does not increase your chances of dehydration or another health problem unless you are not able to hold down enough fluids.
Vomiting that comes and goes may be a symptom of another condition or disease, such as diabetes, gallbladder problems, pregnancy, or an ulcer. It also may be a side effect of a medicine.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofNovember 20, 2017
Current as of:
November 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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