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Dialysis And Throwing Up Blood
Go to ER: Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible added pneumonia. Coughing up blood is related to all above and added effect of blood thinner that you are probably taking. Need to be seen urgently for direct care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Is it normal to throw up blood while passing a kidney stone? My mom has had kidney stones twice recently and threw up blood.
Passing a stone: Passing a kidney stone often creates nausea and vomiting; blood with emesis is not usual and indicates irritation or even a small "tear" in the stomach mucosa or esophagus mucosa; this is an occurrence that can happen with wretching - severe stimulus to vomit; the wretch can tear the mucosa a bit; the remedy: medication to reduce urge to vomit, like compazine; and a "coating" med like sulcralfate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huh?: If your 'system' has an issue, you probably should not donate, as may transmit issue to recipient--who is sick/injured enough to need blood. If more mental/emotional, then yes, donating can often improve your spirits, as you saved a life (and up to 4 of them) w/your action. Talk to your Dr if worried about your health. ...Read more
Not good.: Needs to see doc. This may be as simple as coughing so hard that there is a little bleeding from the upper airway and the force produces a slight decrease in blood flow to the brain OR this could be something much more serious. Should get this checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your (GI) doc: Spitting up blood is never normal. If your acid reflux is not controlled with the medications you indicated, see a gastroenterologist. You have to make sure the blood is coming from the digestive system (stomach, esophagus) or is it coming from the respiratory system? Then the cause of the bleeding has to be determined in order to find a treatment. Reflux rarely causes such severe symptoms. ...Read more
Wife's blood pressure high, has the shakes and vomiting. She threw up her blood pressure medication. Unable to eat or drink.
Get a check up: She needs a re-evaluation. Get her to the doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
I had pneumonia starting 9/20/12 and was coughing up blood. I am still coughing up blood , how long should the coughing up of blood from thpneumonia ?
See doctor...: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but there are many other causes, including malignancy. You need to see a doctor so you can be properly evaluated and treated. It is important to know what other symptoms you are having. If you smoke, you need to quit today. ...Read more
If i'm 8 weeks pregnant constantly throwing up and sometimes throwing up blood is that normal for pregnancy?
Check your kidneys: You may have a kidney infection or other serious kidney problem, see your primary care doctor right away. Stop taking Ibuprofen which can affect the kidneys, take only Acetaminophen for now. As far as blood in the stool that is probably unrelated but that should be checked out as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
67y/o father throwing up dark blood several times in one day (a lot of dark blood vomit). Doctor said its food poisoning and gave ciprofloxacin and metronidazole. He just threw up violently again.
Work up in the middle of the night with a headache and feeling like throwing up. I went to the restroom and threw up acidic and have dark stool. ?
See dentist: When was your last dental visit and teeth cleaning. The most common reasons for bleeding in the mouth is periodontal or gum disease or infections. See a dentist for an exam and treatment. This is a problem that needs to be treated, it will only get worse without treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lately my blood sugar is 170-180 at bedtime but i end up waking up 6 hours later "tanking" and blood sugar is 50-60. Should i eat before bed?
Not enough info: Are you diabetic taking Insulin or something else? Do you have symptoms of hypoglycemia when you "tank" at a glu of 50-60? Why are you measuring your glucose? Have you had GI surgery, such as gastric bypass? You probably should be eating small frequent meals, including at bedtime, but more information is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more
Blood pressure of 132/110 after waking up something to be concerned about?? It's been going up and down and I'm on a heart monitor
Bp: (SBP) 140 mm Hg, a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 90 mm Hg, either or both. Applying either criteria or both, implies the existence of different 'types' of hypertension. Lifestyles are often what lead to high blood pressure, changes can help control blood pressure. Key places to focus are getting more exercise, improving diet, losing weight if needed, not smoking, and reducing stress. ...Read more
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