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nausea after she eats meals for approximately three weeks.

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My daughter is 16 years old she has been complaining of nausea after she eats meals for approximately three weeks. She is 5'7" approx. 180 lbs. She has headaches almost daily. She hasn't been eating as much as usual because of the nausea. Any advice to fix what may be wrong would be of great service. I can't take her to the doctor because I currently don't have a job and can't afford it.

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replied November 4th, 2014
Nausea Answer A49876
Thank you for asking

The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning. However, certain food borne bacteria, such as salmonella, can take longer to produce symptoms.

But as she is young other aspects of life like menstrual history and drug history and psychologic hisotry needs to be evaluated to rule out other causes of nausea.

Motion sickness or seasickness
Early stages of pregnancy (nausea occurs in approximately 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%)
Medication-induced vomiting
Intense pain
Emotional stress (such as fear)
Gallbladder disease
Food poisoning
Infections (such as the "stomach flu")
A reaction to certain smells or odors
Heart attack
Concussion or brain injury
Brain tumor
Some forms of cancer
Bulimia or other psychological illnesses
Gastroparesis or slow stomach emptying (a condition often seen in people with diabetes)
Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol

I hope it helps.

Take care

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