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A 29-year-old member asked:

im throwing up blood?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Vomiting blood?: Go to your local er. This could mean the difference between your life now or your death in a few hours.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
ER : Go to the er or call your doctor.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
As an ER Doc, you have an important problem.
Apr 18, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Emergency evaluation: Please have someone drive you (or call 911) for ER transport.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What would be the cause for throwing up blood?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
Ulcer: Anyone who throws up blood should see a doctor , surgeon , or gastroenterologist to determine the cause. Although the most commen causes include peptic ulcers there could be others such as esophageal(food pipe) tears or ulcers or varices, stomach polyps or cancer, abnormal blood vessels as well.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

I just started throwing up blood about 45 min ago...I have already thrown up 3 times...Why?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Go to ED.: Why is not so important as getting to the hospital where someone can evaluate this. Sometimes this is benign, but will not be able to figure this out on -line.
A 34-year-old member asked:

My girlfriend is throwing up blood. What can be wrong with her? What should we do?

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Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
General Surgery 48 years experience
Go to the ER: Seek medical care immediately.
Australia
A 21-year-old female asked:

Throwing up blood with black stuff and now spitting blood what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Urgent: Vomiting blood can be very serious also black material partially digested so been bleeding for awhile. May be ulcer swallowed blood from nose bleed. Visit your emergency department today.
A 43-year-old member asked:

A friend is throwing up blood and he refuses to go to the er. He wants to wait to go to his regular dr. Is that okay?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No, it's dangerous: Vomiting blood is never normal. Depending on how much vomiting and how much blood there is, it could be life threatening. If vomiting blood, more blood loss is probably happening than can be seen in the vomit. Your friend needs emergency medical attention.

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