The act of vomiting is when you regurgitate, or throw up, the contents of your stomach. In many cases, vomiting isn’t a cause for alarm. However, severe vomiting can be a warning sign of a serious illness or condition.
If you or a loved one needs treatment for vomiting in Northern California, visit an emergency room (ER) at Dignity Health North State. If you prefer to wait at home until your appointment, use our online scheduling tool, InQuicker, to select your estimated arrival time.
Vomiting Symptoms: When to See a Doctor
There are a variety of symptoms that may come with vomiting, depending on the type of infection or condition. If vomiting continues for several days, it can cause fluid loss and dehydration, the symptoms of which are:
- Urinating less than normal
- Changes in skin condition, such as skin that doesn’t flatten out when pinched
- Dark urine
You should see a doctor for:
- Vomiting that lasts longer than two days
- Bloody vomit
- Severe pain in the abdomen
- High fever
- Not being able to keep liquids down
- Signs of dehydration
For rapid treatment, visit a Dignity Health North State ER near you:
What Causes Vomiting?
Causes of vomiting can include many conditions and illnesses. One of the most common is the stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis), which causes inflammation and irritation in the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.
Other vomiting causes include:
You can take steps to prevent illnesses that cause vomiting by washing your hands regularly.
Vomiting Treatment at Dignity Health North State
Treatment for vomiting may vary, but usually depends on what caused it. For vomiting caused by a virus, your doctor may focus on making sure you don’t get dehydrated while your body fights the illness. When you visit Dignity Health North State for severe symptoms, such as vomiting, our providers will personalize your care to make sure you receive exactly what you need to heal and recover.
Dignity Health North State provides emergency treatment for vomiting in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.