Wondering what’s causing your unpleasant symptoms?
Nausea and vomiting are two common complaints, whether you’re having an acute bout or you’re dealing with recurring issues, you may be wondering if it’s time to see our San Diego, CA, gastroenterologists for treatment. There are many reasons why you may find yourself dealing with nausea or even vomiting, and our team here at San Diego Gastroenterology Medical Associates can provide you with the answers you’re looking for.
Why am I dealing with nausea or vomiting?
These are common symptoms and a sign of an underlying condition, disease, or problem within the gastrointestinal tract. It isn’t always easy to tell what’s going on, which is why it’s always best to turn to our San Diego, CA, gastroenterologists if you’re dealing with new or worsening gastrointestinal issues. Common reasons why you may feel nauseous or are vomiting include,
- Morning sickness
- Medication side effects
- Food poisoning
- Food allergies
- Severe pain
- Stomach or intestinal infections
- Gallbladder disease
- Stomach or peptic ulcers
- Motion sickness
- Heavy alcohol consumption
When you experience these symptoms can tell our San Diego, CA, gastroenterologists a lot about what might be going on (so don’t be surprised if we ask you a lot of questions about your symptoms when you come into our office for an evaluation). For example, if your symptoms appear suddenly after eating this could be a sign of gastritis, while symptoms that appear hours after eating could also be a sign of food poisoning.
When should I be concerned?
While the occasional or minor bout of nausea or vomiting shouldn’t have you rushing to our office, it’s important that you do know when to see a gastroenterologist for treatment. If nausea or vomiting are occurring regularly, particularly after eating, you could be dealing with a gastrointestinal disease such as gastroparesis that requires treatment. Recurring vomiting can also lead to dehydration, which can be particularly dangerous or harmful to children. If you are noticing signs of dehydration you should see your doctor immediately. You should also give us a call if,
- Your nausea lasts for days (even if you’re pregnant)
- At-home care and treatment isn’t providing you with relief
- You’ve been vomiting for more than one day
- You’ve been vomiting and experiencing diarrhea for more than a day
Are you dealing with nausea or vomiting that has you concerned? If so, our San Diego, CA, gastroenterologists offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options to help you get answers and feel better fast. To schedule an evaluation, call San Diego Gastroenterology Medical Associates at (619) 291-6064.