Gastroenterology located in Mesa, AZ

Vomiting services offered in Mesa, AZ

Vomiting is a miserable experience and can be debilitating if it happens frequently. At Desert Valley Gastroenterology in Mesa, Arizona, the gastroenterology specialists can uncover the cause of your vomiting and offer solutions that work. Call our office today to schedule an appointment! 

What is vomiting?

Vomiting is the forceful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth. Most people have vomited at some point in their lives, particularly when they have an illness like the flu. But, some people experience frequent vomiting due to gastrointestinal disorders or other causes. 

In most cases, nausea a queasy feeling precedes vomiting. But you can have nausea without vomiting and vice versa. 

When should I get help for vomiting?

Most people know what triggers their vomiting when it happens. But, if you have recurrent vomiting episodes and are unsure why it’s important to schedule an evaluation at Desert Valley Gastroenterology. 

When it’s a symptom of a gastrointestinal disorder, vomiting often happens simultaneously with other symptoms, like bowel habit changes, abdominal bloating, and unexplained weight loss, so it’s essential to seek help if you have additional symptoms. 

What are the most common causes of vomiting?

Vomiting can be caused by:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal blockages
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Delayed stomach emptying
  • Pancreatitis

In addition, vomiting can occur with motion sickness, intoxication, the flu or other viruses, or migraine headaches.   

How is vomiting evaluated?

Evaluation starts with a medical history, a review of your symptoms, and a physical exam. The team may perform blood or urine tests. 

If you have chronic unexplained vomiting, you could need a minimally invasive procedure to examine your upper or lower digestive tract (endoscopy) or a capsule endoscopy procedure (a tiny camera you swallow). 

How is vomiting treated?

Treatment of vomiting varies with its cause. The Desert Valley Gastroenterology team treats gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

While these gastrointestinal diseases don’t have a cure yet, they’re very manageable. The team provides comprehensive treatment plans, including medications that help prevent nausea and vomiting, lifestyle changes, and sometimes surgery.  

There are also innovative new options for vomiting treatment, like gastric stimulation. During this treatment, tiny electrodes implanted in the stomach wall can reduce nausea and vomiting by as much as half in some people. 

Desert Valley Gastroenterology can help people with chronic nausea and vomiting to effectively prevent and manage their disruptive symptoms. If you’re struggling with these issues, call the Mesa office today to schedule an appointment.