Unexplained vomiting can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose unexplained vomiting, we could:
|Low Carbohydrate Diet Consequences||22%||Unlikely|
|Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome||1%||Ruled out|
|Stomach Ulcers||0%||Ruled out|
|West Nile Virus||0%||Ruled out|
Approximately how often do you suffer from unexplained vomiting? Do not include vomiting that has an obvious cause, for example overeating or drinking too much alcohol.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Never / very rarely
→ Occasionally - a few times per year
→ Regularly - a few times per month
→ Often - several times per week
Bleeding ulcers may cause nausea and vomiting of acidified blood resembling "coffee grounds" material.
There are three different ways in which ovarian cysts can cause vomiting: 1) When an ovarian cyst ruptures, fluid and sometimes blood are released into the ovary or surrounding tissues; 2) In some women the cause can be severe pain from a cyst; 3) Irritation of tissues in the abdomen.