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Dr. Mark Pack
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Vomiting Blood (Definition)

Vomiting blood is a symptom in which a person vomits up his stomach contents, and the vomitus contains some blood. The blood may be from a nose bleed; bleeding in the throat, esophagus, or stomach; swallowed blood ...Read more


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Worried about hematemesis. What causes it?

Hematemesis: Bleeding from stomach or intestinal tract which comes out through the mouth, can indicate stomach problems or irritation to stomach from alcohol or chemicals, or disease in upper GI tract. Consult your pcp for referral to gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How is chronic liver disease connected to hematemesis?

How is chronic liver disease connected to hematemesis?

Big veins in stomach: Blood from all intestines including the stomach and esophagus drain through the liver before going through the heart through the portal system. If you have chronic liver disease, this portal system can get backed up, and the result will be engorged or enlarged veins in the esophagus or stomach, called varices. These engorged veins can bleed very easily leading to hematemesis. ...Read more

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How serious is erosive gastritis? I should take nsaids, steroid & anticoagulant for APS & Sjogren. Already exp hematemesis. How to prevent GI bleed?

How serious is erosive gastritis? I should take nsaids, steroid & anticoagulant for APS & Sjogren. Already exp hematemesis. How to prevent GI bleed?

Management : You need to be seen immediately by a Gastroenterology it GI physician to manage your heartburn/esophagitis. You also need to see a Hematologist regarding your coagulopathy and ensure they coordinate care with a Rheumatologist as well. You may have thrombocytopenia despite the thrombotic nature of APS and need H Pylori test and multi specialist management. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I die from vomiting blood if I ignore it, if it was just a little blood?

Can I die from vomiting blood if I ignore it, if it was just a little blood?

Yes: You could have an ulcer that isn't bleeding that bad right now. However, if ignored, the ulcer can worsen leading to a hemorrhage from an underlying blood vessel. Mortality is increased in this setting. ...Read more

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