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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Vomiting Blood (Overview)

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 from other sources; etc.


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
73 doctors shared insights

Vomiting Blood (Overview)

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 from other sources; etc.


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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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Dealing with Emesis (Checklist)

Stick to clear liquids, like ice chips and popsicles
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Drink small amounts of fluids frequently
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Avoid solids until you're able to go several hours without vomiting
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Start with a very bland diet once you're able to eat
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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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Im 7 weeks pregnant and lastnight i was vomiting blood, amoungst my food of course. is this normal ?

Blood in vomit: Vomiting blood is not normal. Sometimes a small amount of blood in the vomit can be from repeated vomiting which tears some small blood vessels (this is not serious). But anytime there is blood in the vomit you need to be evaluated ASAP by a doctor to make sure it is nothing more serious than this. ...Read more

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Treating Nausea & Vomiting (Checklist)

See your doctor to diagnose reason for nausea
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Avoid anything that aggravates nausea
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Take prescribed treatment carefully
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If you dive yourself to a hospital vomiting blood what will they do? Like priority, tests, ect?

If you dive yourself to a hospital vomiting blood what will they do? Like priority, tests, ect?

If you are actively: Vomiting up significant amounts of blood - would encourage you to call 911 rather than driving yourself. Significant vomiting could prevent you from being attentive to driving. One could also lose consciousness from severe rapid blood loss. Now - if you just have little bits of blood mixed in with vomitus - that is a different thing. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Can vomiting blood a bad thing?

Can vomiting blood a bad thing?

Yes it is.: If you are vomiting blood - please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,118 doctors shared insights

Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more