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What causes dry heaves?

What causes dry heaves?

Vomiting: Dry heaves is simply vomiting without emptying of your stomach contents. It can be due to ineffective relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter during vomiting or simply and empty stomach. This can be caused by any condition which causes nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause dry heaving and nausea?

Please tell me what can cause dry heaving and nausea?

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

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What causes the dry heaves after a bowl movement?

What causes the dry heaves after a bowl movement?

Not normal.: It is obviously not normal to have dry heaves after a bowel movement. To sort out the answer will require an in-depth history, physical exam, and potential tests. I would recommend that you go to your medical doctor for this initial evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes morning nausea and dry heaves? I am not pregnant.

What causes morning nausea and dry heaves? I am not pregnant.

Many causes: If this is persistant , you should be defiantly examined. Some of the causes are deadly. ...Read more

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I have been dry heaving, what do you think could cause this?

I have been dry heaving, what do you think could cause this?

Many causes: Dry heaving has many causes, but usually due to irritation of the stomach or upper small intestine-like alcohol, ulcers or infection, pancreatitis or gall bladder trouble. If there is any associated chest or arm pain, the heart or lungs can be the source- in which case you need to be seen right away ...Read more

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Have an issue with gagging and dry heaving. Constantly have to chew a mint to keep the sensation controlled. Any idea on the cause?

Have an issue with gagging and dry heaving.  Constantly have to chew a mint to keep the sensation controlled.  Any idea on the cause?

See MD: Pregnant? Always to be considered, if you have been having sex. May have inflammation of stomach, ulcer, inflammation of esophagus, reflux of stomach content into esophagus. This is aggravated by mints, coffee, alcohol, some meds, fatty foods, and other factors. Could be another cause. Need to see md, get examined. ...Read more

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I had to menstrual periods last month and now i'm having nausea and dry heaving what could cause that?

I had to menstrual periods last month and now i'm having nausea and dry heaving what could cause that?

Nausea: Nausea is what we can a "non-specific" symptoms. This means that it can be caused by very many different things. If you're concerned about pregnancy, run a home urine pregnancy test. If the nausea is from a pregnancy, the test will be positive. It's not possible to have pregnancy symptoms without the test being positive. Good luck. Feel free to ask more questions if you have any. Dr. C. ...Read more

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Ive been dry heaving, nauseated & dizzy for a few days. Im not prego. what could it be ive been stressed for about 5 months now could that cause it. ?

Ive been dry heaving, nauseated & dizzy for a few days. Im not prego.  what could it be ive been stressed for about 5 months now could that cause it. ?

Maybe: Stress can cause nausea but it is unlikely that this would happen after 5 months. It sounds more like an inner ear problem. See your primary care provider, an ENT specialist, or urgent care clinic. It sounds like you are at risk for dehydration.Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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What is causing this horrible cough? It is a dry, heaving hard cough, along with chest painLaying down & mouth breathing seems to cause it to worsen.

What is causing this horrible cough? It is a dry, heaving hard cough, along with chest painLaying down & mouth breathing seems to cause it to worsen.

Shortness of breath: Dry cough and shortness of breath at your age group can be a sign of asthma as it is usually diagnosed in the 20's and 30's year old. Difficulty breathing and chest pain can also be due to heart diseases. I would recommend you see a local physician soon. If shortness of breath is severe, please go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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Daily nausea and fatigue. I find myself gagging amd dry heaving at work and at night. Not pregnant. What are common causes for these in a 26 yr old?

Daily nausea and fatigue. I find myself gagging amd dry heaving at work and at night. Not pregnant.  What are common causes for these in a 26 yr old?

Unusual to gag: You are otherwise healthy female 26 years old. You have daily gagging and nausea. It is unusual. Most common would be pregnancy or acute viral illness or allergy. Would repeat pregnancy test. If negative you can try allergy medicine like Claritin or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Try for a week. If you choose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) then no driving or heavy machinery. ...Read more