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Severe Dry Heaves
I have had an endoscopy that showed no issues but still waking up to abdominal pain, nausea, and severe dry heaving that is debilitating. Please help.
My daughter (11) has been nauseated for days, now she keeps coughing like she is going to vomit and cannot stop, only dry heaving, severe stomach cram?
Seek help: sorry to hear her condition not improving. i strongly suggest you find her symptoms further if this is in passing due to a viral etiology or something more serious with your primary or pediatrician. ...Read more
Is dry heaving is considered as dangerous problem? If so, what is the long term effect on dry heaving?
Yes: Heaving, with or without vomitus coming out of one's mouth, creates high pressures where the stomach meets the esophagus (the tube up to the throat). With heaving, as with vomiting, one can create tears and bleeding where the stomach meets the esophagus. So, it's best to avoid heaving. ...Read more
I been dry heaving at night only at night for 2-3 weeks now ill do it for hours what would make me do this?
Dry heaving: Lots of things can cause nausea and dry heaving - infection like a stomach bug, electrolyte disorders, pregnancy, neurological problems. Your frequency of symptoms is pretty concerning, and really warrants a good history and physical exam. This may have nothing to do with the stomach, so it's really important to have a good workup. Best of luck. ...Read more
Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more
Dry heaving: If dry heaving is getting worse I strongly suggest you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency. Could be a minor issue or something worse but that is unlikely. Hope all goes well -please let me know. ...Read more
Advise seeing an MD: "Dry heaving", when seen in the ER can be due to many causes, including any condition or medication which makes the person extremely nauseous (alcohol/drug intoxication, UTI, stomach virus, gallbladder/pancreatic disease, heart attack), or sometimes may be caused by a foreign body stuck in the esophagus. So quick answer is that usually a cause needs to be pursued unless it is obvious. ...Read more
What causes nausea?: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. See your doctor please. ...Read more