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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Serious! Go to ER: Brisk upper GI bleeding may result in hematochezia (passing blood per rectum), but more likely presents as hematemesis (vomiting blood) or melena (bla ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vomiting: You may have a sinus infection and the mucus produced may be irritating your nostrils causing bleeding.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Serious: It either represents stomach or esophagus irritation (gastritis or esophagitis) or injury to your esophagus (Mallory Weiss tear). Stop drinking alcoh ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an evaluation: This may just be from localized damage to the esophagus - like a Mallory Weiss tear - but you don't want to mess around with vomiting blood. It can b ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Danger: If this is related to your purging, it can mean that you have damaged your gastrointestinal tract. See your physician about this immediately. There ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Internal bleedingCMD: Not good. Could be due to torn blood vessel in esophagus/stomach, ulcer, inflammation of esophagus, stomach, duodenum. Call doc asap or go to er now.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Hematemesis: Vomiting blood needs to be evaluated emergently either by your MD or in an ER. You could have an ulcer, hemorrhagic gastritis or a tear at the gastro ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: These symptoms mean you need to see your doctor. I don't know if the blood came from lungs or stomach -- either is not good. Also you need help for ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor: Severe hyperemesis of pregnancy is best monitored by a doctor, starting with determining if the cause of the hyperemesis is a viable pregnancy or an a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Who said this?: If the doctor treating her right now said this was a good sign, then it likely is. Only the doc who's treating her for this now can give a decent idea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: could this have been "blood loss" that was written illegibly?

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