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Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have symptoms of dehydration, such as:
    • Dry eyes and a dry mouth.
    • Passing only a little dark urine.
    • Feeling thirstier than usual.
  • You have new or worsening belly pain.
  • You have a new or higher fever.
  • You vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You have ongoing nausea and vomiting.
  • Your vomiting is getting worse.
  • Your vomiting lasts longer than 2 days.
  • You are not getting better as expected.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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