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Projectile Vomiting Blood
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
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
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
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
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
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
Best thing I've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. Is that the only cause?
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
I often get severe bilateral headache followed by projectile vomiting... I also feel spme fluid accumulated in my head. What should I do?
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?
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
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
Med eval: Please seek medical care now.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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