If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Severe vomiting can mean that:
Vomiting with dizziness may be caused by an inner ear problem. It often starts or gets worse when you move.
Large quantities of vomit that shoot out of your mouth and nose may be caused by a serious problem, such as a blocked stomach outlet.
Vomiting that comes and goes (intermittent) usually does not increase your chances of dehydration or another health problem unless you are not able to hold down enough fluids.
Vomiting that comes and goes may be a symptom of another condition or disease, such as diabetes, gallbladder problems, pregnancy, or an ulcer. It also may be a side effect of a medicine.
Last Revised: April 25, 2013
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