Vomiting may occur as an isolated symptom but it is often experienced alongside abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding. Vomiting is commonly associated with food poisoning and may be experienced in tandem with diarrhoea. If symptoms such as black stools, vomiting blood or rectal bleeding are experienced, urgent investigations, including a gastroscopy or colonoscopy, will be ordered.
Investigations used for patients who are vomiting may include:
- blood tests
- radiological tests
- a gastroscopy