Vomiting Treatment | Nausea | Stomach Ailment
Persistent vomiting, severe abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal distress may indicate a more serious underlying problem.
Our on-site lab helps identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. Our emergency care experts will be able to evaluate all of your symptoms and lab results.
Once we diagnose we should be in a position to distinguish between viral gastroenteritis (“stomach flu”), food poisoning, or something else.
Signs to be aware of:
- Blood or dark material in the vomit
- Potential sources for poisoning
- Vomiting for 24 hours or longer
- Unable to keep fluids down for 12 hours or more
- Lack of urination for 8 hours or more
- Severe Pain
- Crying without tears or dry mouth
- Sunken eyes or skin that doesn’t bounce back from a pinch
Riding it out on your own could be dangerous. Your doctor may not be able to get in you soon enough. If you feel you need immediate attention, come see us. How do you know if you need immediate attention? Call 911 or get to
If you’re primarily dealing with abdominal pain, then it might be something other than a stomach ache. An intense localized pain, either in the right lower region or right upper region can point to issues with your appendix or gall bladder and might require immediate surgery.
One thing to be especially cautious of during this time of distress is becoming dehydrated. The 12-hour rule we mentioned above regarding the ability to keep fluids down is a good barometer of how serious a problem you may have.