Occasional nausea and vomiting are common as they result from a minor virus or due to mild food poisoning. But chronic nausea and vomiting should be of concern. At Gotham Gastroenterology, with locations throughout New York City in the Midtown East and Financial District neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York, and Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, the skilled gastroenterologists evaluate your symptoms and determine the reason you’re suffering. Call for a thorough assessment or book online today.
You may experience nausea and vomiting as a result of gastroenteritis, an inflammation and irritation of the stomach and intestines. Gastroenteritis is temporary and typically resolves within a few days.
Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include, but aren’t limited to:
Anyone of any age can develop a problem with nausea and vomiting.
Vomiting can be harmful because it can cause dehydration. Dehydration can occur at any age, but the children and elderly are especially vulnerable.
Vomiting can also be accompanied by other concerning symptoms, such as abdominal pain or cramps. Seek care if you have chills or a fever along with nausea and vomiting as you may have a viral or bacterial infection.
Persistent vomiting can cause dehydration, which is problematic for those with compromised immunity. If you’re finding it hard to keep down fluids, seek care from a general practitioner for rehydration.
If you believe nausea and vomiting are occurring outside of a basic stomach flu or food poisoning, it’s time to make an appointment with the team at Gotham Gastroenterology.
Symptoms that suggest nausea and vomiting are not associated with a mild illness include:
If you experience nausea and vomiting consistently after eating certain foods, make an appointment with Gotham Gastroenterology to be evaluated for a food intolerance or allergy.
The expert team at Gotham Gastroenterology does a comprehensive physical exam and checks your medical and medication history when determining the cause of your nausea and vomiting.
Your doctor may run a stool check to look for bacteria or parasites. They may order screening tests, such as X-rays, an MRI, or an upper endoscopy, to examine your digestive tract and look for signs of disease.
Your treatment depends on the doctor’s findings about the cause of your symptoms.
If you’re concerned about regular nausea and vomiting, call Gotham Gastroenterology to set up an immediate appointment or schedule an appointment online.