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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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Is a few drops of blood in vomit dangerous? I was purging.

Is a few drops of blood in vomit dangerous? I was purging.

Yes, it's dangerous!: Your body is issuing a warning that your habit of purging through vomiting is tearing you up -- literally. Please, please see your physician about this, so you can protect your physical health. Also so you can begin treatment for your eating disorder. It is very dangerous. ...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

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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?

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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What would a doctor know about blood in vomit?

What would a doctor know about blood in vomit?

Needs evaluation: Blood in vomit, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. A mallory-weiss tear of the esophageal lining due to retching), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit after being checked playing hockey and hitting tooth?

Blood in vomit after being checked playing hockey and hitting tooth?

See doctor: Is not quite clear what happened to you. Vomit in blood is never normal. Is better to see doctor. ...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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I've been vomiting and not keepin anything down for about 5 days haemoglobins been bit low and am on subq mtx and recently blood in vomit?

I've been vomiting and not keepin anything down for about 5 days haemoglobins been bit low and am on subq mtx and recently blood in vomit?

Call your doctor: You should contact your doctor immediately as this could be the sign of something concerning going on depending on why you are taking the methotrexate. ...Read more

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What can I do for my blood in vomit without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my blood in vomit without going to a doctor?

Pray: If you are vomiting blood, you might be in serious trouble. The treatment depends on the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit, only this morning and no more; when do I see a doctor?

Blood in vomit, only this morning and no more; when do I see a doctor?

Call for appt now.: Though the fact that it has not recurred (yet) doesn't make it an emergency, none the less, blood in vomit cannot be ignored, even if it occurs only once. Call your primary care doc and check with there first. ...Read more

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Hav barets eosophagus been sick with small amounts of blood in vomit daily tried to make appt with consultant no appts available 4 a while wot do I do?

Hav barets eosophagus been sick with small amounts of blood in vomit daily tried to make appt with consultant no appts available 4 a while wot do I do?

Hematemesis: If you are having daily vomiting of bloody emesis, you should be seen ASAP. If you cannot get to your specialist, go see your primary care doctor or go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is normal for there to be specs of blood in vomit immediately after appendectomy? Son began to vomit dark green liquid, still vomiting but normal now?

Is normal for there to be specs of blood in vomit immediately after appendectomy? Son began to vomit dark green liquid, still vomiting but normal now?

Possibly, get check: This is not common to cough blood from appendectomy, but it may be unrelated to the surgery. Could be from the nose or throat irritation from intubation; also rare.
Nevertheless, call your surgeon and be safe. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit and loss of appetite, no fever or pain?

Blood in vomit and loss of appetite, no fever or pain?

Important: Depending upon the duration of the symptoms it could be something serious like a peptic ulcer, a bleeding growth or something simple and self limiting like gastritis or a tear in the esophageal mucosa (mallory-weiss tear). In either case it is very important that you consult your physician urgently as massive bleeding can be potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Would you know if your GI tract ruptured because I was drinking and vomited blood I hope I am not dying or anything so what would cause blood in vomit?

Would you know if your GI tract ruptured because I was drinking and vomited blood I hope I am not dying or anything so what would cause blood in vomit?

Vomiting blood a ser: If you ruptured GI tract, you'd be very ill with pain and fever. You don't indicicate how much you drank or how severe the vomniting was. If the vomiting was severe, you could have a tear in the gatroesophageal lining causing the bleedinbg. If you have been drinking for a long time, gastritis or ulcer needs to be excluded. In any event, you should see a doctor for further eval. As soon as possible. ...Read more

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Vomit for 3 days, no fever, pain in stomache. Some blood in vomit, pain in esphoagus. Tubes tied and just ended cycle.

Needs investigation: You may have a tear from the vomiting or some other cause for the blood. This clearly needs to be investigated. See your doctor who can refer you to a gastroenterologist. If bleeding worsens go to the er. ...Read more

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Friend has diverticulitis. Dark bruise appeared at her hip area, rt side. Sign of internal rupture? No blood in vomit. She has nausea & dizziness.

Friend has diverticulitis. Dark bruise appeared at her hip area, rt side. Sign of internal rupture? No blood in vomit. She has nausea & dizziness.

No sign of rupture: If diverticulitis ruptures, it is typically associated with either local or diffuse abdominal pain, worse when you press on the abdomen, but not bruising. Sounds like a trip to her doctors treating the diverticulitis is in order or a more complete evaluation. If not being treated, head to primary care or urgent care. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does blood in vomit appear like? Being bulimic ive seen alot of black stringy, mucus for a year, doctor gave me indigestion meds for my heartburn.

What does blood in vomit appear like? Being bulimic ive seen alot of black stringy, mucus for a year, doctor gave me indigestion meds for my heartburn.

See an ED therapist!: Bulimia is a very serious condition and yours has gone quite far enough. Please find good Eating Disorder Therapy. There have been too many lovely young women's deaths from this already. It's not necessary for you to know the exact nature of the contents of your vomitus - an exam can answer that easily. Much more important is effective ED therapy! Don't wait! ...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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My relative had blood in vomit. Diagnosed to blood vessel burst in abdomen. How serious this is? What could be the cause? What is the treatment?

My relative had blood in vomit. Diagnosed to blood vessel burst in abdomen. How serious this is? What could be the cause? What is the treatment?

Depends: Vomiting can tear vessel at junction of esophagus and stomach. Bleeding usually self-limited, but can be extensive. Other serious causes, like bleeding ulcers, cancers, varicose veins of esophagus or stomach, other, can occur. Ask the mds involved in relative's care for info. ...Read more

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Had painful bowel Is this from constipation or stomach ucler Also have pain in abdomen, sides, back Had small drips of blood in vomit?

Had painful bowel Is this from constipation or stomach ucler Also have pain in abdomen, sides, back Had small drips of blood in vomit?

Needs eval: Hello, not sure why you are saying "painful bowel"? Perhaps you mean a lower spot in the abdomen hurts? Abdominal pain has many causes and sorting them out needs a one-on-one visit with a provider, especially in the case you describe with pain in many spots. Most concerning is blood in vomit, which does suggest bleeding from upper GI tract, i.e. gastritis or ulcer. Go in today for evaluation! ...Read more

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Sharp waves of pain in abdomen Pain across lower back & sides Blood in vomit Is this constipation or could my stomach ucler be playing up?

Sharp waves of pain in abdomen Pain across lower back & sides Blood in vomit Is this constipation or could my stomach ucler be playing up?

Hematemesis...: Along with abdominal pain and back pain could be due to a bleeding peptic ulcer, some serious upper GI conditions, and other concerning diseases. Calling your doctor and or going to the emergency room immediately is advisable in these circumstances. ...Read more

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Long term constipation, also black stool a month ago for 5days, burning in chest and blood in vomit once. Aunt died at34 of intestinal issue or cancer?

Long term constipation, also black stool a month ago for 5days, burning in chest and blood in vomit once. Aunt died at34 of intestinal issue or cancer?

See your doctor ASAP: Black stool is a sign of internal bleeding, usually from the upper digestive tract and is an urgent medical problem. There are many potential causes, but they need to be dealt with right away. You should see your doctor immediately or go to the local emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea. No fever. Could my stomach ulcer have perforated? Or more likely food poisoning? No blood in vomit.

Severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea. No fever. Could my stomach ulcer have perforated? Or more likely food poisoning? No blood in vomit.

Possibly: Sounds like you need to be seen right away. Severe stomach pain associated with vomiting and diarrhea shld be evaluated. May be enteritis or something requiring surgery. See a doctor now. ...Read more

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Why does vomiting cause blood sugars to drop?

Why does vomiting cause blood sugars to drop?

Inability to eat: When you are vomiting you are not able to eat and that can cause drop in blood sugar in some but not always. Depends on how long the vomiting and if you are able to drink and reatain sugar containing drinks. ...Read more

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Uric acid is increased and due to this I have not been able to eat hard stuff, I had a drip today but after an hour I vomit and it contain blood drops.

Uric acid is increased and due to this I have not been able to eat hard stuff, I had a drip today but after an hour I vomit and it contain blood drops.

Not uric acid: A high uric acid level isn't going to prevent you from eating or cause you to vomit. If I understand, you have been unable to eat solids but did take liquid which you vomited and saw that it contains blood drops. You need to get with your physician and perhaps have endoscopy. You're on lexotinil, a benzodiazepine that interferes with learning and memory. Consider a 2nd physician's input. ...Read more

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Light blood when threw up. Is it worth calling internist?

Light blood when threw up. Is it worth calling internist?

Wait: I'm sorry no one answered you earlier -- if the vomiting of blood has continued or gotten worse, or other symptoms are referable to your gut, make an office visit now. Otherwise, at your next office visit, you'll want to be sure to get the usual stool check for occult blood. ...Read more

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Could it be bad to vomit blood?

Yes: Vomiting large amounts of frank blood could even be lethal. ...Read more

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What could cause me to vomit blood?

What could cause me to vomit blood?

Trouble!: There can be many causes of this, victor, but none of them are good to have. You should get checked by a doctor soon. You could have ulcers in your esophagus or stomach. ...Read more

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What can cause me to vomit blood and black stuff?

What can cause me to vomit blood and black stuff?

An ulcer: Please see a doctor soon & be referred to a Gastroenterologist to have an endoscopy performed. ...Read more

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Vomiting because I see blood. Is there something wrong?

Vomiting because I see blood. Is there something wrong?

Hematemesis: If you are vomiting blood and not red food materials then something is clearly wrong. Please seek prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more