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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean when you have bright red blood in your vomit?

What exactly does it mean when you have bright red blood in your vomit?

EMERGENCY: Bright red blood in your vomit means you are bleeding from your stomach or esophagus. It means you need emergency care now! please get to an emergency room now so they can help you find out where the blood is coming from, and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What can blood in vomit look like? Red or pink or black?

What can blood in vomit look like? Red or pink or black?

Yes: It also can look brown or like coffee grounds. If you're experiencing any of the above, call 911 or at least have someone else drive you to the er, as this can quickly become life-threatening. ...Read more

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What does blood in vomit look like? Is it dark brown or more red?

What does blood in vomit look like? Is it dark brown or more red?

Important question.: If you vomit blood, it can actually look just like coffee grounds. Of course, it can look like bright red blood - particularly if bleeding is heavy or rapid. Blood that works its way through the whole GI tract can look like tar: shiny black tar. Having said all this, it is important to be evaluated by a doctor if you are having these symptoms. Seek urgent help if you feel you are in danger. ...Read more

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I have had stomach pain upper epagastric area i found a lump now! I have blood in vomit dark red purple color looks like sand what could this be?

I have had stomach pain upper  epagastric area i found a lump now!  I have blood in vomit dark red purple color looks like sand what could this be?

Bleeding?: Vomiting a gritty, sandy dark substance can be what is known as "coffee ground emesis." this can indicate an intestinal bleed and one should seek immediate care at the emergency department of the hospital if this is present. ...Read more

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What causes blood in vomit?

What causes blood in vomit?

Different problems: Different problems including but not limited to bleeding stomach ulcers, esophageal varices, cancer, etc, may cause hematemesis ( vomiting blood) but whatever the cause is it requires medical attention asap. ...Read more

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What do I do if I see blood in vomit?

What do I do if I see blood in vomit?

Depends: If you start off vomiting blood from the beginning of being sick - you probably need to go to the emergency room. If you have been throwing up and after a few episodes of vomiting you begin to see a few spots of blood, you are probably ok to just treat your illness and ignore the blood. But if there is lots of blood, or if what comes up is all blood, you need immediate attention. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit, should I be concerned?

Blood in vomit, should I be concerned?

Definitely: If it is really blood, it means something serious going on...It is often coming from stomach like from an ulcer or tumor. ...Read more

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What should you do about blood in vomit?

Med evaluation: If you are vomiting blood then emergent medical evaluation is warranted. If there is a small amount of blood mixed in with vomit - it is not likely to be such an urgent matter but assesment would still be prudent. ...Read more