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I get extreme nausea and start gagging when i sprint.

Hi, I play soccer which involves a lot of sprinting after the ball and recently I have been having issues with this. It first started about 3 months ago during a match, I was sprinting after another player when all of a sudden I started gagging and had to stop. Once I stopped sprinting, the nausea and gagging stopped. The next match I played it got so bad that I had to go off as if I didn't, I definitely would have vomited on the field!

I now cannot even sprint 100 meters without gagging. I can run 5 slow laps of an oval with ease but when I start to sprint, I start to gag. I usually don't eat much before a game.
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  Thanks for your question.  It would be best to discuss this with your doctor.  But in general, the occurrence of nausea during exertion is not uncommon.  It can happen for a variety of reasons.  These include digestive system shut down, increased pressure on the stomach, consuming the wrong foods and beverages beforehand, stopping too quickly and excessive dehydration.  https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/g20835764/5-reasons-that-running-can-make-you-puke/  The article that is linked discusses each of these.  We wish you the best and hope this improves.
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all the above reasons are valid its also true too see a cardiologist some underlying heart problems present as you describe.
973741 tn?1342342773
How old are you?  I have two kids and both can occasionally do this when they've exerted to the extreme.  It's not uncommon.  The doctor told us that when you do this and particularly in soccer where you've already been running some, that your body is kind of in protection mode. It shuts down the gastrointestinal tract by flushing it with acid (emptying it) and then your body can use all resources for the oxygen and muscle work needed.  It feels terrible though!  I'm sure this is not conducive to a good game.  What are you eating before this?  My son that has a particular propensity for this finds eating well on a regular basis, having regular bowel movements (and he takes a probiotic to help with this) hydration and then eating very little before exercise helps him.  

Anyway, your age would be really helpful.
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