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Nausea: Introduction

Nausea is that queasy feeling of unease with which everyone is familar. It often occurs with or precedes vomiting, but both nausea-without-vomiting and vomiting-without-nausea are possible. Nausea is the body's way of reacting to an infection or condition. Any nausea or vomiting symptom needs prompt professional medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Nausea:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Nausea. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Nausea

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Causes of Types of Nausea:

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Nausea: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Nausea, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Nausea Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Nausea

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Nausea may include:

Stories from Users for Nausea

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Message Boards for Nausea

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Diagnostic tests for Nausea:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Nausea. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Check hydration status by checking skin elasticity, moisture within mouth, pulse rate and blood pressure (lying and standing)
    • Check temperature
    • Look for evidence of anemia - e.g. pale skin and conjunctiva - may suggest chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer or renal failure.
  • more tests...»

Nausea: Animations

Medications or substances causing Nausea:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Nausea as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Nausea:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Nausea as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Dymelor and alcohol interaction
  • Diabinese and alcohol interaction
  • Amaryl and alcohol interaction
  • Glucotrol and alcohol interaction
  • Glucotrol XL and alcohol interaction
  • DiaBeta and alcohol interaction
  • Glynase PresTab and alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Nausea: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nausea may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Nausea

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Nausea. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Nausea: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Nausea

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, more »

Nausea: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Nausea: Related Rare Diseases

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Nausea: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Nausea:

The state that precedes vomiting
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit.
- (Source - CRISP)

A feeling of sickness or discomfort in the stomach that may come with an urge to vomit. Nausea is a side effect of some types of cancer therapy.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Organs affected by Nausea:

The list of organs typically affected by Nausea may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Nausea

The list below shows some of the causes of Nausea mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Nausea?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Nausea. Of the 2564 causes of Nausea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 17 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 39 causes are "common" diseases
  • 22 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 6 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 69 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2476 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nausea:

The following list of conditions have 'Nausea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Nausea:

The following list of medical conditions have Nausea or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Nausea Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Nausea based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Nausea?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Nausea, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Nausea:

    Subtypes of Nausea:

    Severe nausea (1 cause), Mild nausea (6 causes), Acute nausea (14 causes), Acute nausea and vomiting (28 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Nausea:

    Common symptoms (8589 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Nausea:

    Vomiting (2819 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Malaise (468 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Vomiting (2819 causes), Vomiting blood (128 causes), Regurgitation (33 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Food poisoning, Gastroenteritis (35 causes), Traveler's diarrhea, Colitis, Peptic ulcer, Hiatus hernia (23 causes), Gallstones (43 causes), Acute appendicitis (10 causes), Pregnancy (699 causes), Morning sickness

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    Medical News summaries about Nausea

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