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I've had a bad headache for 3 days now and i just vomited brown/black chunks, no bile, or "dry". Must be a migraine. But the vomit, is it normal?

I've had a bad headache for 3 days now and i just vomited brown/black chunks, no bile, or "dry". Must be a migraine. But the vomit, is it normal?

GI work up: Migraine with vomiting can cause esophageal tear, but dark brown or coffee color vomit suggests upper esophageal/ stomach bleed, needs gastroenterologist evaluation. ...Read more

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Vomiting nonstop, had big brown thing stuck in throat during one bought, straight bile now with mucous and some bright red blood. What is it?

Vomiting nonstop, had big brown thing stuck in throat during one bought, straight bile now with mucous and some bright red blood. What is it?

When to get checked: Yes, you need to get evaluated and treated for dehydration with this length of illness/vomiting. Good idea to go to ER, you will likely need an IV, and take a friend for support. Be well. ...Read more

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I woke up coughing and vomiting, the color was a brownish thickmilky like and tasted of bile, but did not burn my throat. Hard time breathing, thou?

I woke up coughing and vomiting,  the color was a brownish thickmilky like and tasted of bile,  but did not burn my throat. Hard time breathing,  thou?

Bilious vomiting: Gastrointestinal upset when you have not eaten for a while will result in vomit that tastes of bile. That is NOT a diagnosis of something seriously abnormal and obstructive, would try to drink clear liquids until feeling better ...Read more

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I've been throwing up whatever I eat. I tried not eating. This morning it was bile. Threw up a little while ago and it was brown . Why ?

 I've been throwing up whatever I eat. I tried not eating. This morning it was bile. Threw up a little while ago and it was brown . Why ?

See you doctor: If you have had prolonged vomiting and now it has gone from yellow to brown, you want to make sure there is not blood causing the color. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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My mom's been throwing up brown bile that smells like feces/rotten food, 8 days now no food, very disoriented are we at the end of her PPC battle?

My mom's been throwing up brown bile that smells like feces/rotten food, 8 days now no food, very disoriented are we at the end of her PPC  battle?

PPC?: What do you mean by PPC? Vomitting feces or "feculent emesis" warrants an emergent visit to the hospial. If your mother has a history of cancer and is home on hospice this could also be a signal her condition is worsening. ...Read more

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Sudden severe sharp pain in lower left back and stomach, nausea, vomiting, sometimes vomiting greenish-brown bile, and burping. Pain comes and goes?

Sudden severe sharp pain in lower left back and stomach, nausea, vomiting, sometimes vomiting greenish-brown bile, and burping. Pain comes and goes?

Need abdominal exam : These are not normal findings to have. So the best plan is to see your primary care physician and have them do a full physical, and most importantly a thorough abdominal examination. This will explain a lot. Plus if there's further testing needed, it can be done or ordered at that time. Don't delay, as you don't want to end up in the emergency room. Prevention starts now, and you want to get to the root cause. ...Read more

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I keep vomitting up bile.Pls help?

I keep vomitting up bile.Pls help?

Go see your doctor: If you keep vomiting bile, even after drinking just water, it's time to go see your doctor and undergo endoscopy (egd) to look for possible obstruction causing bilious emesis (vomit). ...Read more

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Why am I vomiting bile?

Why am I vomiting bile?

Can be serious: This is probably reflux unless you are actually having symptoms of bowel obstruction or stomach outlet obstruction, which will take you to the emergency room. A physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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What could cause one to vomit bile?

What could cause one to vomit bile?

Vomit bile: One form of reflux espophagitis involved retroperistalsis of bile from the duodenum and then reflux up from the stomach through an incompetant gastroesophageal valve. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do after vomiting bile?

Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why did I vomit bile after my colonoscopy?

Why did I vomit bile after my colonoscopy?

Ileus: There are many reasons for vomiting bile. Some of them more serious and might be a sign of small intestine obstruction. In your situation you developed a temporary cessation of small bowel movents. It should recover soon. Caution on eating within the next few hours. Also pay attention to changing or new signs . ...Read more

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Will improper digestion causes vomiting of bile in the morning?

Will improper digestion causes vomiting of bile in the morning?

Yes: Improper digestion can mean different things. Vomiting anything on a regular basis is not normal. Bile is a yellow greenish bitter tasting fluid the liver makes. When a persons stomach is empty and they are flat bile can fill the stomach. That along with acid from the stomach can make you nauseous. Often acid reflux will add to this. Medicine like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) can help. If not c Doctor ...Read more

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My boy 3yrs old, vomiting every 20-30 minutes for 12 hrs now, just had bloody flecks in with the bile?

My boy 3yrs old, vomiting every 20-30 minutes for 12 hrs now, just had bloody flecks in with the bile?

Follow up: Frequent vomiting in a young child- important to have him checked out for dehydration. Important to wait 1-2 hours after vomiting before trying to give fluids. Also start with sips, small amounts. May need intravenous fluids if he is unable to keep liquids down. Question has been up for 13 hours. Hope you sought out medical care in the interim. ...Read more

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Up and had the need to vomit, though what only came out was some acid green liquid, might it have been bile?

Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow to green color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a cholysystectomy 10 yrs ago, I have a lot of upper right pain and can vomit endless bile, I have Crohn's but it's unrelated. Is this concerning?

I had a cholysystectomy 10 yrs ago, I have a lot of upper right pain and can vomit endless bile, I have Crohn's but it's unrelated. Is this concerning?

Yes: Stomach pain & endless vomiting is certainly a sign that there is something abnormal going on. Although you say it is unrelated, crohn's disease is caused when your immune system attacks the lining of the intestines and this inflammatory response can occur anywhere along the GI tract and is often triggered by reaction to abnormal gut flora. See a GI doc or #functional #medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit, now bile? What can I take?

Blood in vomit, now bile? What can I take?

An ambulance: Blood in the vomit could quickly become life-threatening. Even if it stopped now, it can easily recur. Call 911, or at least have someone take you to er. If it's been several days since it happened, still call your doctor now. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My 33 month old keeps vomiting white frothy fluid and bile, no temp and sleepy, what should I do, thankyou?

My 33 month old keeps vomiting white frothy fluid and bile, no temp and sleepy,  what should I do, thankyou?

Vomiting: Take your child to the er immediately the fact that he is sleepy may mean that he is dehydrated and jn needof I.V. Fluids. ...Read more

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Been vomitting, and have noticed what looks like coffe grounds, bile, blood, and undigested food? Have gastroparesis and reactive gastritis

Been vomitting, and have noticed what looks like coffe grounds, bile, blood, and undigested food? Have gastroparesis and reactive gastritis

Need to be seen: Vomiting blood and coffee ground appearing material needs to be evaluated urgently, if not emergently. Large blood loss is possible through the GI tract. Do not delay an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can vomiting bile hurt your teeth?

Can vomiting bile hurt your teeth?

Yes: Bile and stomach acid can certainly damage tooth enamel. It's always a good idea to rinse repeatedly after vomiting and brush with a baking-soda based toothpaste to counter the acid. ...Read more

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What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

Possible causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. Get checked if recurrent. ...Read more

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I have cancer in the lining of the stomach and keep vomiting bile, what could it be?

I have cancer in the lining of the stomach and keep vomiting bile, what could it be?

See oncologist: Possible causes include failure of peristalsis of small bowel, allowing bile reflux into stomach, partial obstruction of small bowel distal to where bile duct enters it, fistula (abnormal connection) between gall bladder and stomach, etc. Confer with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Why do palliative care patients vomit bile?

Why do palliative care patients vomit bile?

Due to empty stomach: Most terminally ill patients and palliative care patients have poor appetite, their stomache is mostly empty and when they vomit mostly bile is the content which is secreted by bile duct. This also could be sign of bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with pain in my left side and vomiting bright yellow bile. I do not have my gallbladder.

I woke up this morning with pain in my left side and vomiting bright yellow bile.  I do not have my gallbladder.

Check for...: If the vomiting and pain is persistent go to the ED to make sure this is not associated with a pancreatitis( inflammation of the pancreas) and which could be very dangerous. Other possible reasons: viral infection, gastritis, among others depending on what other symptoms you are presenting. ...Read more

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2 year old who is constipated wakes in morning vomiting bile and complaining of pain-is this from the constipation?

2 year old who is constipated wakes in morning vomiting bile and complaining of pain-is this from the constipation?

See doctor: Vomiting bile is a sign that should be evaluated by a physician. Please bring your child to a physician to evaluate this symptom. There are many causes and it requires physician evaluation in person. ...Read more

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Im vomiting blue bile and have not eaten or drank anything in 48 hours due to nausea. Before it was blue, it was green.

Look at what you ate: Blue is not a color created by the body. When vomit is blue, the source is something that was eaten. Stomach contents are white to yellow. As you get deeper into the intestines, bile is green to dark green. Then the vomit gets to look like liquid poop. ...Read more

Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more


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Vomiting (Definition)

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