Occasional nausea is common and generally nothing to worry about. However, if your nausea is frequent or is associated with other issues, you should seek advice, particularly if you have:

  • Been nauseated for more than a few days
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Blood in your vomit
  • A bad headache or stiff neck
  • Confusion or lethargy
  • A rapid heartbeat or heavy breathing
What can cause nausea?

Nausea is a symptom of quite a number of different diseases or illnesses, including:

  • Gallbladder disease
  • Infections (bacterial or viral)
  • Food poisoning
  • Motion sickness
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Eating too much
  • Kidney problems
  • Raised pressure in the head
  • Inner ear problems
  • Intestinal blockage
How is the cause of nausea determined?

Your PIMS gastroenterologist will take a full medical history from you, and will perform a relevant examination. Further investigations will be arranged depending on your clinical presentation.




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