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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Yellow / Green Vomit

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced yellow/green vomit. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Non - Specific Nausea and Vomiting

    Nausea and vomiting with no recognizable cause.

    1 day

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, vomiting
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific nausea and vomiting:
    nausea, vomiting
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific nausea and vomiting:
    diarrhea, fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

    Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the stomach after eating. In some cases, indigestion also causes heartburn, burping, and nausea. Indigestion or dyspepsia is a very common complaint. Every year, about 1 in every 4 people will experience an episode of dyspepsia, of which most cases do not have a serious underlying cause.

    These symptoms are likely to resolve, if they persist you should discuss this with your primary care physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, stomach bloating, dyspeptic symptoms, bloating after meals, vomiting
    Symptoms that always occur with indigestion (dyspepsia):
    dyspeptic symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with indigestion (dyspepsia):
    vomiting (old) blood or passing tarry stools, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Viral (Norovirus) Infection

    Noroviruses are a group of related viruses that leads to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. These viruses cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. When the diarrhea and/or vomiting is severe, dehydration can occur. Symptoms of dehydration include a dry mouth, dizziness, urinating less frequently and dark urine.

    Usually resolves within 2-3 days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain (stomach ache), headache
    Symptoms that always occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    diarrhea, vomiting or nausea
    Symptoms that never occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    severe abdominal pain, throbbing headache, severe headache, tarry stool, vaginal bleeding, alertness level change
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning is a common ailment that causes gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is caused by improperly handled or unrefrigerated food.

    1-3 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, abdominal pain (stomach ache), headache, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), dizziness
    Symptoms that never occur with food poisoning:
    severe fever, being severely ill, bloody diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  5. 5.Functional Dyspepsia / Indigestion

    Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the stomach after eating. In some cases, indigestion also causes heartburn, burping, and nausea. Indigestion or dyspepsia is a very common complaint and in most cases there is no serious underlying cause. This is when doctors call it 'functional'.

    Symptoms of indigestion often come and go and may be chronic. Usually treatment includes medicines that neutralize or diminish stomach acid production or medicines that relief nausea.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    stomach bloating, nausea, dyspeptic symptoms, bloating after meals, vomiting
    Symptoms that always occur with functional dyspepsia/indigestion:
    dyspeptic symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with functional dyspepsia/indigestion:
    vomiting (old) blood or passing tarry stools, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Acute Gastritis

    Acute gastritis is the sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, and/or upper abdominal pain that's caused by inflammation of your stomach lining. If it doesn't go away, this can become an ulcer. Causes include taking a medication that affects the stomach, an infection by a bug called, "H. Pylori", or your immune system reacting to yourself.

    Prognosis is great with the appropriate treatment

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, nausea, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, mild abdominal pain
    Symptoms that never occur with acute gastritis:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

    Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by episodes of severe vomiting that have no apparent cause. Episodes can last for hours or days and alternate with relatively symptom-free periods of time.

    This is a chronic condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, headache, abdominal pain (stomach ache), trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that always occur with cyclic vomiting syndrome:
    episodic vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Small Bowel Obstruction

    A small bowel obstruction is most often caused by adhesions after surgery, which make it difficult or impossible for food and fluid to pass through the bowel. This causes a blockage. Small bowel obstructions often cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and constipation.

    With appropriate treatment, symptoms resolve within days. In 18% of patients, an obstruction occurs again within 10 years.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, being severely ill, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)
    Symptoms that always occur with small bowel obstruction:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow / Green Vomit

  • Q.Have you ever taken a course of antibiotics in your life?
  • Q.Has any part of your body become paler than normal?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you ever had any surgeries?

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Yellow / Green Vomit Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow/green vomit have also experienced:

    • 15% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 9% Nausea
    • 4% Diarrhea
  • People who have experienced yellow/green vomit had symptoms persist for:

    • 65% Less Than a Day
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 7% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced yellow/green vomit were most often matched with:

    • 33% Non - Specific Nausea and Vomiting
    • 33% Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
    • 33% Viral (Norovirus) Infection
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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