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What would cause an alcoholic to be vomiting up blood and bile?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: This is always a very serious issue and requires immediate hospitalization. Causes include gastritis, ulcers, esophageal varices due to liver cirrhosis and even cancer.
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