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Vomiting and Nausea (cont.)

Vomiting and Nausea Diagnosis

A doctor will take a thorough medical history and conduct a physical exam to find out the cause of the patient's discomfort and to look for other problems.

Certain tests may be performed:

  • Blood tests (to check electrolytes and blood cell count)
  • Urinalysis (to check for dehydration and infection)
  • X-rays or CT scans may be helpful depending on the doctor's clinical suspicion of the cause of nausea and vomiting
  • A CT scan of the head may be ordered if there is a new onset headache or head trauma associated with the nausea and vomiting.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/17/2014
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