Vomiting is the body's natural way of emitting things in the digestive system. The most common causes of vomiting are gastroenteritis, the stomach flu, food poisoning, overeating, food allergies and over-consumption of alcohol. Vomit is usually made up of partly digested food particles and digestive juices, and exits the body through the mouth.

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Conditions and Diseases
Gallbladders and Bile

What does it mean when you vomit bile and yellow substances?

It means that your body has run out of undigested food for you to vomit, and is now vomiting what remains -- bile and other digestive juices in your stomach and upper intestine. Vomiting can be triggered by things other than just what is in your enteric (digestive) system. Bile itself is yellow in vomit, so this is probably the yellow substance you are seeing.

Vomiting bile is usually a sign of serious illness, and I would strongly recommend that you go immediately to the doctor or Emergency Room. Chances are good that you have become very dehydrated and this is a life-threatening condition.

Care of Snakes

Why does a corn snake vomit?

If you're talking about a 'pet' corn snake regurgitating its meal - the main cause is the temperature of the vivarium is too low ! It could also be as a result of incompletely thawed food items or an infection in the digestive tract.

A snake will also regurgitate it's meal if it stressed or feels threatened. If you have a pet, and handle it too much or handle it too soon after a meal it will regurgitate. If it's wild, it will regurgitate it's meal so that it can move faster to get away from it's predator.

Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery

Do you vomit after wisdom teeth pulled?

You can as a reaction to the anesthesia and lack of eating. They will usually prescribe you medicine to counteract the nausea. If it persist after medication taken properly, you should contact your doctor.


What does it mean when you vomit then faint and collapse?

Most likely the symptoms are caused by dehydration, although a strain of influenza may be the cause as well. Call your doctor to find out more. Answers.com is not a medical site and answers provided should not be used as a medical diagnosis.

Digestive System

What does it mean to have blood in your vomit?

It is a serious matter consult a doctor, it cou;ld be a internal tear or even t.B.

Dieting and Weight Loss

How soon do you need to vomit after eating?

not more than an hour; the body has already absorbed all of the calories and fat

Dog Health

Can spicy foods make dogs vomit?

Yes they can as dogs can have reactions to certain foods that contain larger amount of chillies that infect the digestive system. It is advised not to feed your pet dog/cat spices. You would recall that major pet food in the market does not contain spice at all!

English to French

How do you say vomit in french?

To vomit is "vomir"

I vomit: Je vomis

You vomit: Tu vomis

He/she/one vomits: Il/elle/on vomit

We vomit: Nous vomissons

You (plural or polite) vomit: Vous vomissez

They vomit: Ils/elles vomissent


What if my vomit taste salty?

then chances are you eatin salt


What means vomit?



How do you choke on your own vomit?

You pass out lying on your back or with your head back. When your body reacts to something (usually drugs or alcohol) you puke but dont wake up because you're passed out. Therefore you choke and probably die... I think

Perfumes and Colognes

Is perfume made out of whale vomit?

Whale vomit (technically called Ambergris) was once used as an ingredient in perfumes because of the earthy fragrance it aquires with age. It is rarely used in modern day perfumes and has been replaced by synthetic ingredients that produce the same scent.

First Aid
DIY Projects

How do you make yourself vomit?

Forcing yourself to VomitThere are 2 main reasons a person would voluntarily try to force themselves to vomit: Food poisoning or Bulimia.

Food Poisoning:

If you find yourself in an emergency situation, where you have accidentally swallowed a chemical or have food poisoning/ alcohol poisoning, you will need to rid yourself of the contents of your stomach ASAP. Of Course it would be best to rush to the hospital, but if that is not an option, you can try the following:

  • To vomit you need to get some syrup of ipecac (it can e found at your local pharmacy) and drink a dose of it.
  • If you do not have ipecac you can stimulate your vomiting reflex by sticking your fingers down your throat. The vomit will come up a lot easier if you drink some water before attempting to vomit.
  • Sometimes looking at something that makes you sick (poop, other people vomiting, whatever makes you sick to your stomach) can help.

NOTE- this should only be done in serious cases of food poisoning, when you have no other options.

Bulimia, Vomiting To Control Weight:Normally, your stomach will make you vomit only when something disagrees with it or you have food poisoning. The stomach is a muscle and if you induce vomiting your stomach will not know when to stop purging the food you eat and you are in big trouble! You are actually training your muscle to regurgitate food and disrupt digestion. if you are practicing Bulimia and it can trap you before you bat an eye.

Click on the related Question below 'How can you get help for an eating disorder?' for more information.

  • I have been bulimic for 7 years- you have no idea how bulimia ruins your life- please don't start making yourself throw up. Talk to someone about your feelings, and remember that no one ever thinks it will become a problem for them...I certainly didn't, and here I am. It didn't make me lose weight or be happy- just the opposite, I got fatter and feel depressed all the time... and that is without even touching upon the damage to my body. Please reconsider!!
  • Sticking a finger in the back of your throat usually does the trick. People can induce vomiting with syrup of ipecac (found over the counter), but Don't be foolish! Quit rolling those eyes and be more intelligent than to run out and buy a product that will make you vomit! You'll end up the loser in the long run. It's your life!
Donkeys and Mules

Can mules vomit?

No mules cannot vomit. This is due to the cardiac sphincter located at the bottom of the esophagus, this sphincter only moves one way, allowing food only to travel into the stomach and not back into the esophagus.


What is glitter vomit?

Glitter puke is made from left over chili and confetti and is used in the music video glitter puke parady.


How do you get vomit smell out of suede fabric?

Perhaps it is a residue as a result of tanning? If the smell is from actual vomit, you might take it to the drycleaners for a cleaning.

Dog Health

Can puppies vomit from eating too fast?

Yes, when our dog was a puppy, she was very excited, and did not chew her food all the way because the vomit was basically dog kibble. Now we feed her in small amounts at a time so she doesn't eat so fast and focuses on chewing her food.


Why do you salivate before you vomit?

Because the saliva coats your mouth, protecting it from stomach acids.

Crohns Disease

Can crohns disease cause you to vomit blood?

It can if your stomach and upper intestines are actively involved.

Vomiting blood at any time is serious and medical assistance is immediately required. Some of the medications used to treat a Crohn's flare can irritate the lining of the stomach causing bloody vomit.

Conditions and Diseases

Is it possible to vomit up a polyp?


How do bulimics make themselves vomits?

stick their finger or toothbrush down their throat. I tried and my dinner came up, and i do it once a week . i lost like 20 lbs! this really works

Medication and Drugs

What happens if you vomit medication?

Retake medications if vomiting occurs within 30 minutes of taking usual medication. If you vomited after taking oral contraceptive pills, use a back-up contraception method for the rest of the month.


What causes a person to vomit?

When you eat something that your stomach cannot digest, a chemical reaction occurs. This causes the food to exit your body.

Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Veterinary Medicine

What does it mean when your dog vomit and it black?

This is bad - black vomit tends to indicate a bleeding problem in the upper gastrointestinal tract. At a minimum, you should have your dog checked by a veterinarian within the next day to see what is causing the vomiting.

Depending upon the age of the dog and what environment it is in, the problem could be anything from a sharp foreign body (like a stick) to infection to cancer.


Can dwarf African frogs vomit?

I have an African Dwarf frog and sometimes when he is trying to eat he seems to throw up a little. He (oddly enough) eats from the surface, and it might take him a try or two to get to the bloodworms floating above him. Here and there, on some of his misses he throws up a bit of transparent, skin-looking stuff. I think this may be some partially digested food that comes out when he is lunging after new food.


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