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Please explain what does projectile vomiting blood mean?

Please explain what does projectile vomiting blood mean?

Across the room: Basically, the vomit spews out the mouth and across the room, like a "projectile" And the projectile vomiting of blood is certainly a great concern! ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Projectile Vomiting (Definition)

For example, a child sitting on your lap and projectile vomiting could completely clear your lap with the material vomited, forcefully projecting it away from himself. This often occurs when there is an obstruction to emptying the stomach at the pyloris, a muscle at the far end of the stomach where it ...Read more


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Had endoscopy when presented to hosp after projectile vomiting blood. Breathing tube was used. I am still hoarse after 7 wks. How long does this last?

See your doctor.: I would think that any hoarseness that was present from intubation at that time should be improving by now. I would talk to your gastroenterologist or your regular doctor to check on it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Projectile vomiting?

What is the definition or description of: Projectile vomiting?

Forceful vomiting: For example, a child sitting on your lap and projectile vomiting could completely clear your lap with the material vomited, forcefully projecting it away from himself. This often occurs when there is an obstruction to emptying the stomach at the pyloris, a muscle at the far end of the stomach where it meets the small intestine. ...Read more

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Is non projectile vomiting serious? What should I do if I had this?

Is non projectile vomiting serious? What should I do if I had this?

Vomiting: Non projectile vomiting speaks more for a viral infection type of vomiting. Projectile vomiting speaks more of an obstruction of your GI tract. Stay on a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried drink electrolyte containg fluids so you don't dehydrate. ...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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Could stress cause vomiting blood?

Could stress cause vomiting blood?

Err on cautious side: Vomiting blood is not something to chalk up to stress! it requires urgent evaluation. Stop nsaid's, alcohol, tobacco ; head straight to the emergency room please. Once your hemodynamics are stabilized, the next step is to determine source ; control bleeding ;/or prevent rebleeding. ...Read more

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I'm vomiting blood and I'm bulemic. Are they related?

I'm vomiting blood and I'm bulemic. Are they related?

Probably: Regular irritation of the esophagus and throat by vomiting can result in many health problems, including GERD and lesions with bleeding. Best to see your doctor and a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.
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Why am I vomiting blood and chest pain?

Hematemesis: Get to the ER those symptoms are serious and need evaluation ...Read more

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Could vomiting blood mean you have cancer?

Could vomiting blood mean you have cancer?

Yes: ..But could also be the result of many other non malignant reasons. That is not to say it is ok. A person vomiting blood needs to be evaluated pronto. ...Read more

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Should you have a friend drive or call an ambulance for vomiting blood?

Depends: If you have been coughing a lot and now you are vomiting blood but the volume is not a lot, you probably have what is called a mallory weiss tear and it will heal. If you have not been coughing, then it is an emergency and you should get to the er in the quickest manor possible. Seek hep at any rate to be sure you are ok, it's just not as much of an emergency if you are coughing a lot. Still go. ...Read more

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Best thing I've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. Is that the only cause?

Best thing I've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. Is that the only cause?

For infants.: For infants under 3 months of age, pyloric stenosis is a common cause of projectile vomiting. Other causes may include severe gastroesophageal reflux and intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis with vomiting blood and now ascistes, is this late stages and how concerned should I be?? Pls help!

I have cirrhosis with vomiting blood and now ascistes, is this late stages and how concerned should I be?? Pls help!

Know your options: If the cause of your cirrhosis can be identified and managed, it can often be partly reversed unless you've developed untreatable hepatocellular carcinoma as a complication. If you are a candidate for liver transplant, that's a hope. Even if there's hope, I'd urge you to do the things I'd do if I think my time was limited -- heal any broken relationships, cherish every minute, think spirituality. ...Read more

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I often get severe bilateral headache followed by projectile vomiting... I also feel spme fluid accumulated in my head. What should I do?

I often get severe bilateral headache followed by projectile vomiting... I also feel spme fluid accumulated in my head. What should I do?

It is possible: That you are suffering from sinus infection, migraine headache or severe allergy or it could be something else. Need a complete exam by your physician to determine the cause and a diagnosis can be made and manage you properly ...Read more

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Son 13 became violent during anaesthesia recovery for appended to my, was sedated and didn't wake up for 5 hours then woke up vomiting blood. Is this?

Son 13 became violent during anaesthesia recovery for appended to my, was sedated and didn't wake up for 5 hours then woke up vomiting blood. Is this?

Paradoxical reaction: Some patients, not uncommonly, respond to anesthesia with agitation rather than sedation. However, we can't venture a guess as to what occurred during surgery--that's a question best addressed to your son's surgeon please. ...Read more

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I had tonsilar cancer could this projectile vomiting be linked?

I had tonsilar cancer could this projectile vomiting be linked?

Not likely: Projectile vomiting in adults is generally associated with intra-cranial issues. If it has not resolved, please see you doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness, lightheaded and projectile vomiting.?

I am experiencing dizziness, lightheaded and projectile vomiting.?

See a doctor: See a doctor if it isn't getting better. You probably have gastroenteritis but it could be something else. It sounds like you re getting dehydrated too so you may need IV fluids if you can't keep fluids down. ...Read more

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My Uncle is Vomiting blood & pooping blood?

My Uncle is Vomiting blood & pooping blood?

GI bleed: You need to take your uncle to be seen by a provider. Now. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vomiting and projectile vomiting?

Vomitting: The reason we try to differentiate between both is projectile vomiting tends to be associated with more serious pathology. While vomiting could be something benign. Mist babies tend to spit up alot and we call it vomiting. I'd they have projectile vomiting, we might consider the possibility of pyloric stenosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when vomiting blood?

What does it mean when vomiting blood?

Not good: Can be different problems like stomach ulcer or esophageal varices, but if you are vomiting blood you need to go to er asap. ...Read more

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What causes vomiting blood, I'm so scared and don't know what's wrong with me!

What causes vomiting blood, I'm so scared and don't know what's wrong with me!

Blood means ER: If vomiting blood, docs want to make sure the patient is stable & managed emergently if they are not. Most commonly blood in vomit may come from an ulcer, inflammation of the esophagus or stomach, or a tear in the esophagus usually associated w/vomiting. Other causes may be trauma to the back of the throat or mouth or from the lung blood & is noted in vomit. No dilly dally w/this; to er time. ...Read more

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Why am I vomiting blood with my toothache?

Go to an ER: If you are vomiting blood you need an emergency evaluation. Go to an er asap. ...Read more

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Is vomiting blood a normal part of the detox cleansing process?

Is vomiting blood a normal part of the detox cleansing process?

No: If you're detoxing from alcohol, the vomiting might be related to the withdrawal process. The blood is likely coming from areas in the GI tract that were inflamed from alcohol, tobacco, Aspirin or whatever. If you see more than just streaks of blood, you should be evaluated urgently. Your detox should be supervised by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Vomiting Blood (Definition)

Vomiting blood = hematemesis. This may be due ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more