When should I take my toddler to the ER for vomiting?

When should I take my toddler to the ER for vomiting?

When to Call the Doctor Call your child’s doctor if you think your child is getting worse, does not get any better in 24 hours, will not breastfeed or shows these signs: Vomit has blood, dark brown specks that look like coffee grounds or is bright green. Vomiting gets more severe or happens more often.

What should I do if my child is throwing up bile?

If your child has the following symptoms, they should be taken to an emergency department for further testing:

  1. Lethargic and not responding normally to caregivers.
  2. Vomiting green fluid, especially dark green (bile) or appearance of blood in the vomit.
  3. Severe stomach pain, either intermittently or constantly.

What does greenish vomit mean?

Green or yellow vomit may indicate that you’re bringing up a fluid called bile. This fluid is created by the liver and stored in your gallbladder. Bile isn’t always cause for concern. You may see it if you have a less serious condition that causes vomiting while your stomach is empty.

What do you do when you throw up green bile?

Throwing up bile may not require medical attention if it has a clear cause and resolves with conservative methods, such as rest and rehydration. However, anyone who is persistently throwing up bile should see a doctor. Anyone who is throwing up bile and has indications of bile reflux should see their doctor.

What causes bile vomiting?

Vomiting bile can occur whenever a person throws up, and their stomach is empty. This can happen when someone has stomach flu or food poisoning and has already thrown up all the food in their stomach. It can also happen if a person has not eaten for many hours.

What does green vomit mean in toddlers?

What it could be: The bright-green color means your child is vomiting bile, a liver secretion, which could indicate a gastrointestinal obstruction due to a birth defect, a meconium blockage, or a twisted bowel (volvulus).

Is vomiting green bile serious?