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Last night after studying, I got tunnel vision, got extremely nauseous, vomited, and druring this episode, I had the smell of blood or metal.

Last night after studying, I got tunnel vision, got extremely nauseous, vomited, and druring this episode, I had the smell of blood or metal.

Migraine likely: Sudden onset of tunnel vision, nausea and vomiting and peculiar smell would likely be a migraine attack. With such a migraine a headache would often (but not necessarily)follow. A less likely but possible cause would be a seizure.

***It's very important that you discuss this event with your physician or with a neurologist to be certain of the diagnosis and to exclude other possible causes. ...Read more

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Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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I constantly smell a sweet-like smell making me want to vomit. What can cause this?

I constantly smell a sweet-like smell making me want to vomit. What can cause this?

Sweet not too good: Nasal and/or sinus inflammation can cause altered smell. Less likely a tumor. However, diabetic ketoacidosis can cause a sweet odor secondary to excessive ketone production and can be an acute medical emergency. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a vomit smell on him everyday. He drinks everyday but doesn't vomit afterwards. What can I do to help him get the odor gone?

My boyfriend has a vomit smell on him everyday. He drinks everyday but doesn't vomit afterwards. What can I do to help him get the odor gone?

Drinking problem?: Does the drinking your boyfriend does interfere w/his ability to work, have relationships, feel good, health? If so, no matter what the amount, he may well have a drinking problem that needs treatment. Bodily odor may be the result of something in his diet. That can be reviewed w/a nutritionist or his doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dec 25 I noticed slight green color on toilet tissue. Same next day. Two days later, green is gone but tissue is lighter brown and smell of vomitus?

Dec 25 I noticed slight green color on toilet tissue. Same next day. Two days later, green is gone but tissue is lighter brown and smell of vomitus?

Unclear: The assumption here is that we are talking about stool?
Stool can be various colors including green as it may be affected by what is taken in. Stool never has a good odor and although the stool is lighter in color it is unclear as to what to do. If the patient has only noted this and not other symptoms such as pain or bleeding, it is unclear if there is anything to do. Would observe and follow doc ...Read more

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My coughs and mucus taste and smell of vomit, why is that?

My coughs and mucus taste and smell of vomit, why is that?

Post nasal drip: Once your mucus enters the stomach it mixes with acids, proteins and sulfur producing bacteria which will assist with the smell and taste. You should be increasing your water intact on a daily basis. ...Read more

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My stool smells like vomit. What could be causing This?

My stool smells like vomit. What could be causing This?

Diet: The smell of your stool is not indicative of a disease. It depends on your diet really. Healthy stool and colon relies on good diet fibre intake, fruit, veg, whole grain.
If there are no other symptoms, concentrate on diet.
"We are what we eat" ...Read more

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Why does the smell of breakfast food makes me have the urgue to vomit?

Why does the smell of breakfast food makes me have the urgue to vomit?

Reflex mechanism: Some people (especially children) have reflex nausea or vomiting at the site or smell of food early morning. This condition improves later in the day and as the child grows. Morning sickness in pregnancy is well known. If it is a new problem have yourself examined by an md. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for morning sickness? Trued snackng on bland food regularly but I'm constantly sick n usually vomit 6 times day +everything smells yuk

Any suggestions for morning sickness? Trued snackng on bland food regularly but I'm constantly sick n usually vomit 6 times day +everything smells yuk

Remedies: There are many remedies for morning sickness. Some women use ginger tea, others might use a sea band. In terms of prescription there's zofran, and reglan (metoclopramide). There's also rectal compazine. You're doing the right thing by eating small bland meals more frequently. Sometimes a woman can only tolerate something as bland as crackers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vag smells like vomit after sex why?

Vag smells like vomit after sex why?

Sex: You may have a vaginal infection. See your doctor for a possible vaginal culture ...Read more

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Have white watery discharge no smell and vomiting?

Have white watery discharge no smell and vomiting?

Please clarify: From your question, I'm unclear:
1) from where your discharge originates.
2) whether you are or are not having vomiting.
Happy to assist once we understand your problem. ...Read more

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Sudden sensitivity to smells and vomiting because of them.

Sudden sensitivity to smells and vomiting because of them.

Could be many things: This could be due to many things, but in your age group the most common cause is a migraine equivalent. The symptoms associated with migraine without a headache. If you have any concerns, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am vomiting and it smells like ammonia. Is that something I should worry about?

I am vomiting and it smells like ammonia. Is that something I should worry about?

See your Dr: Vomiting is always serious. Sometimes ammonia vomit is due to serious kidney trouble. How many times? How long? Pain? Diarrhea? Etc. See a Dr now. Stop wasting time on the internet. ...Read more

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What causes my poop to smell like vomit?

What causes my poop to smell like vomit?

Don't know: What either of your excretions smell like. That would require more information than the internet can supply. ...Read more

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I blew my nose and my phlegm smelled like vomit and now that is what I smell, why is this?

I blew my nose and my phlegm smelled like vomit and now that is what I smell, why is this?

Possible reflux: You may have reflux from your stomach. Suggest you see your physician for exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 2 year olds breath smells like vomit all the time, what could be causing this?

My 2 year olds breath smells like vomit all the time, what could be causing this?

Reflux: Without other details, we can't be sure. He could be spitting up in his mouth. Another reason for the smell is post nasal drip: if he has nasal allergy and produces mucus in his nose, it could drip to the back of the throat and cause the breath to be foul. Take him to the doctor to have this sorted out. ...Read more

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Clear anal discharge that smells like vomit not a lot. I'm also a virgin. Should I be concerned by this?

Clear anal discharge that smells like vomit not a lot. I'm also a virgin. Should I be concerned by this?

Exam: Assuming that you have not had any anal intercourse or manipulation and that your are both a vaginal and anal virgin: any foul smelling anal secretions should be evaluated and treated by your physician ASAP. If you have had any anal penetration, you should get scteened for infection. ...Read more

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My sweat smells like vomit. This is a recent development. What do I need to do to remedy this situation?

My sweat smells like vomit. This is a recent development. What do I need to do to remedy this situation?

Check it out: There may be a problem with your liver, your kidneys or some other issue. Maybe this is related to particular food intake?

This may be a warning sign for serious disease. Check with your doc and have some basic blood tests done. ...Read more

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I've had the worst morning sickness ever. Nothing helps at all. I vomit constantly off of every smell I can't eat anything at all even crackers. Water?

Call your OB MD: Give your treating OB MD a call and see if you need to be examined for dehydration in pregnancy. If nothing else, an anti-emetic Rx can be given. (anti-vomiting drug). ...Read more

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Ramsay hunt syndrome I am 29 years old after 3 weeks at home and being diagnosed with ramsay hunt syndrome I need answers, everything I have read does not state anything about vomiting, for a week now I am vomiting and I am not eating, but the smell of fo

Ramsay-Hunt: Ramsay-hunt syndrome is involvement of the facial nerve by the same virus that causes chicken pox. It produces the facial weakness by inflaming the nerve. It also affects hearing and can be accompanied by dizziness and change in appetite along with vomiting. If this is been present for three weeks you should be on the road to recovery.
On rare occasions there may be some associated involvement of cerebellar function (balance and coordination function)and involvement of other cranial nerves. If you have not seen a neurologist you should seriously consider doing so. There are better treatments available for nausea and vomiting than flat coke. Recovery of the facial nerve can be monitored electronically and there are medications for the pain. Please see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My hair smells of vomit after washing. Couples days after?

My hair smells of vomit after washing. Couples days after?

Stop Drinking?: If that was the initial cause of the vomiting spell. You could also try a short pixie cut--then you'll never have to worry about it happening again. Perhaps a washing in a dilute apple cider vinegar....then some good old Awapui or Tea Tree Oil shampoo a couple times should get it out! ...Read more

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Can you catch a virus from smelling vomit from a distance? There was some kinx of sour smell in the office that I share, I don't know what it is I worry

Can you catch a virus from smelling vomit from a distance? There was some kinx of sour smell in the office that I share, I don't know what it is I worry

Little or no risk: Norovirus, the cause of most brief gastroenteritis with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea ("stomach flu"), can be caught by people in the same room while someone is vomiting. However, just smelling vomit from some previous time is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My burp that smells like rotten eggs. It is sometimes accompanied by vomiting. What can I do?

My burp that smells like rotten eggs. It is sometimes accompanied by vomiting. What can I do?

Smaller meals: You are describing symptoms suggestive of slow emptying of the stomach. This may respond to smaller more frequent meals. There are some medications which may be of help. ...Read more

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My pee smells like vomit and I am spotting after sex?

My pee smells like vomit and I am spotting after sex?

See Dr for exam: May be due to an infection (both issues), so should see your dr / gyn or urgent care for exam and testing. ...Read more

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Burp tastes and smells like vomit after eating flaming hot cheetos. Is this normal?

Maybe: Chips and cheetos are cooked in olis that your body may have trouble digesting. It would be in your better interest to minimize your snacking habit of cheetos. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter is vomiting and it smells like urine daughters vomit smells like urine

My 4 year old daughter is vomiting and it smells like urine daughters vomit smells like urine

See a doctor: The smell is less important than the frequency of vomiting and how long it has been going on. If she is vomiting frequently or has been vomiting for more than several days, she needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I smell like a vomit odor right on my arm by my shoulder and by my elbow and it just started recently?

Why do I smell like a vomit odor right on my arm by my shoulder and by my elbow and it just started recently?

By others too?: First we need to know whether your close friends can smell this odor. If so, it is possible that your diet might have some influence on the odor. Do you have any other systemic disease going on. If not, this may be a neurologic issue giving you a perception of such odor. I presume that you bathe on a regular basis. ...Read more