• Nausea and vomiting are very common and most teenagers with nausea and vomiting will not have a brain tumour.

  • Most teenagers with nausea and vomiting due to a brain tumour will have other signs or symptoms – these should be looked for carefully.

  • Teenagers with persistent vomiting require assessment to determine the cause.

Nausea and vomiting due to a brain tumour:

  • Will usually be persistent, occurring on most days

  • Will usually be accompanied by a headache

  • May wake the teenager up, or occur particularly when they wake up

  • Will not be accompanied by diarrhoea or a high temperature

If you're a teenager and you're concerned about your symptoms, it's best to get them checked out by your doctor.

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