Nausea and vomiting

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This page is for adult patients. For pediatric patients, see: nausea and vomiting (peds).

Background

Nausea and Vomiting Algorithm

Clinical Features

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Additional features of underlying process

Differential Diagnosis

Nausea and vomiting

Critical

Emergent

Nonemergent

By organ system

GI

Neurologic

Infectious

Drugs/Toxins

Endocrine

Miscellaneous

Evaluation

Varies widely depending on clinical presentation

Management

Disposition

  • Depends on cause
  • Most non-specific episodes of acute nausea and vomiting may be discharged, if:
    • No emergent/urgent cause identified or suspected
    • Patient tolerating fluids after treatment

Complications

See Also

External Links

References