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Vomiting in adults - red flag symptoms

Vomiting in adults - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


January 11, 2016


January 18, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Suchita Shah highlights the red flag symptoms associated with vomiting in adults that may indicate a serious cause. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include appropriate investigations to undertake in primary care and important questions to ask during history-taking.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, GPs should be better able to:

  • Recognise red flag symptoms relating to patients presenting with vomiting
  • Approach history taking in a systematic way for patients who present with vomiting
  • Consider the most appropriate investigations
  • Identify situations in which patients presenting with vomiting should be referred to secondary care
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suchita Shah
GP and public health specialist
United Kingdom

    Test author
Dr Roopa Jaiswal


    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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