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When should you call 911 about vomiting and nausea?

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Call 911 about vomiting and nausea if you have:

  • Pain in the middle or lower right side of the abdomen
  • Headache or stiff neck and light hurts the eyes
  • Vomiting blood or black, tarry stools
  • Confusion or lethargy

From: Vomiting and Nausea Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The American College of Gastroenterology: "Nausea and Vomiting."

American Family Physician , March 1, 2004.

University of Michigan Health Service: "Diarrhea and Vomiting."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Nausea and Vomiting."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nausea and Vomiting."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 13, 2017

SOURCES:

The American College of Gastroenterology: "Nausea and Vomiting."

American Family Physician , March 1, 2004.

University of Michigan Health Service: "Diarrhea and Vomiting."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Nausea and Vomiting."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nausea and Vomiting."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 13, 2017

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