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Nausea, vomiting, fever, "dark red" blood clots in stool, back pain, low iron. What could be wrong with me?

Nausea, vomiting, fever, "dark red" blood clots in stool, back pain, low iron. What could be wrong with me?

Please get medical: Evaluation asap. Vomiting, fever, dark blood in stool and pain could be serious. Go to er. ...Read more

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I drank heavily last night, woke up with a typical hang over. I threw up once and layer back down only to have to get back up and throw up again with blood In my vomit. It was Dark red blood that was essentially intertwined with mucous. I also was experie

I drank heavily last night, woke up with a typical hang over. I threw up once and layer back down only to have to get back up and throw up again with blood In my vomit. It was Dark red blood that was essentially intertwined with mucous. I also was experie

The bleeding is: NOT normal and is likely due to the mechanical effect of vomiting PLUS possible esophagitis/gsatritis form your alcohol abuse (YES this is considered alcohol "abuse:) Any more than a little bleeding should send you to the Emergency Room at once...if the bleeding is just ONCE and as you say "intertwined" with mucous you should recover. Use antacids for 24 hours and ASAP
Talk FRANKLY with your PCP! ...Read more

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What does blood in vomit look like? Is it dark brown or more red?

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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Sudden coughing fit which caused vomiting of a lot of dark & red blood & foamy substance. Primary care or ER?

Sudden coughing fit which caused vomiting of a lot of dark & red blood & foamy substance. Primary care or ER?

ER: Vomiting blood is almost always reason to head to the ER for evaluation. Blood in the stomach can be from a bleeding ulcer, swallowed blood from a posterior nosebleed, or other serious problems. The ER can also make sure your blood pressure and red blood cell counts are ok and give IV fluids or blood transfusions if you need it. ...Read more

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Cycle is 30 days avrg. This time 36 days w. dark blood spotting. Red blood came day5. Preg test shows neg. But nausea, vomit, tired could I be?

Cycle is 30 days avrg. This time 36 days w. dark blood spotting. Red blood came day5. Preg test shows neg. But nausea, vomit, tired could I be?

Not likely: If a properly done pregnancy test, at more than five days after the due date for the period, was negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. ...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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Diagnosed with gi bleed in the er, dark red blood while going poop. 3 days later pain is getting worse nausea vomiting dizziness worse. Revaluation?

Diagnosed with gi bleed in the er, dark red blood while going poop. 3 days later pain is getting worse nausea vomiting dizziness worse. Revaluation?

Yes: Yes, you should be reevaluated. If your symptoms are worsening and the bleeding has not stopped you should return to the ER for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Chest x, pulmo opin normal. Spitting little fresh blood, dark red clots 2 days three times. No cough fever vomit. ENT OPI normal. Gums stools normal?

Chest x, pulmo opin normal. Spitting little fresh blood, dark red clots 2 days three times. No cough fever vomit. ENT OPI normal. Gums stools normal?

Blood: If an ENT exam including a sinus CT are normal and a lung exam including a chest Ct are normal, then it must be from your GI tract and you would need an upper GI endo ...Read more

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I have been throwing up blood for about a year. Lately it has been more & more blood. Usually bright red; sometimes dark red spots?

I have been throwing up blood for about a year. Lately it has been more & more blood. Usually bright red; sometimes dark red spots?

CCD now: If you have not been seen by md, what are you waiting for? Serious symptom. You need thorough evaluation, likely including an upper endoscopy, among other tests. Could be serious problems including ulcers, cancers, varicose veins of gut, etc. ...Read more

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A friend of mine threw up blood in the morning, empty stomach mostly bright red, some dark, only once should he be worried?

A friend of mine threw up blood in the morning, empty stomach mostly bright red, some dark, only once should he be worried?

See doc. Now.: Could be ulcer, laceration of esoph/stomach blood vessel, other. Could be a big deal. See md asap office or er. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is throwing up blood. It's dark red and at least a small water cup size comes out at a time. What can she eat to calm her stomach down?

My girlfriend is throwing up blood. It's dark red and at least a small water cup size comes out at a time. What can she eat to calm her stomach down?

Doctor can evaluate: Her primary care doctor can evaluate, or the E.R. Doctor can, to see where the blood is coming from and why the problem is there. People who are vomiting tend to vomit even more, if they try to eat stuff. The doctor can check for major problems, and if none are found, he or she will advise on what medications / foods / drinks to use, and most importantly, how much of each. ...Read more

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I had horrible cramps this morning. So bad that I almost threw up. I haven't had my period in 4 months due to stress and weight gain. This evening I felt a gushing and when I went to the bathroom a excessive amount of dark red, almost black, sacs of blood

I had horrible cramps this morning. So bad that I almost threw up. I haven't had my period in 4 months due to stress and weight gain. This evening I felt a gushing and when I went to the bathroom a excessive amount of dark red, almost black, sacs of blood

Abnormal cycles: Without a menstrual flow for 4 months can cause thickening of the uterine lining. When the lining becomes thick enough, then your menstrual flow can become heavy, prolonged and associated with more cramping. Of course, I would check to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is vomiting two small dots of red blood going to hurt me?

Is vomiting two small dots of red blood going to hurt me?

No: Flecks of blood when you throw up are not unusual - the strain of vomiting can cause small amounts of blood from the esophagus lining. Larger amounts, or repeated vomiting with blood can be a serious matter that should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Which one contains more blood red blood or coffe ground vomiting?

Which one contains more blood red blood or coffe ground vomiting?

Both are bad: Both are bad---bright red blood suggest acute bleeding---please seek medical care now if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have bright red blood in your vomit?

What exactly does it mean when you have bright red blood in your vomit?

EMERGENCY: Bright red blood in your vomit means you are bleeding from your stomach or esophagus. It means you need emergency care now! Please get to an emergency room now so they can help you find out where the blood is coming from, and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What can blood in vomit look like? Red or pink or black?

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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Red colored vomit. Not blood. Didn't consume anything red. Possible causes?

Red colored vomit. Not blood. Didn't consume anything red. Possible causes?

You choose: When it comes to colors coming from gastrointestinal tract it is either your blood or something you ate. However at times people might eat a meal that does not look red but after medication, drinks or food bolus starts to be digested it becomes red in color (or at least light red). ...Read more

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Sudden onset of vomiting and there are specks of bright red blood. Do I need to go to the er? Or can I wait to see dr on mobday?

Sudden onset of vomiting and there are specks of bright red blood. Do I need to go to the er? Or can I wait to see dr on mobday?

Vomiting: Small amounts of blood stains in the vomitus is normal sometimes after violent vomiting. This is because of small injuries in the throat from vomiting. If you see frank blood you should go right away to the emergency room. Otherwise stay hydrated. If you cannot keep anything down and if you're keeping on vomiting severe fatigue, fever, you should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I felt nauseated and induced vomiting. Heaved very hard before any came up. Towards the end there was a little red blood. Should I be concerned?

Mallory Weiss: Sounds like mallory weiss tear. This is usually a small tear the the junction of the esophagus and stomach. Usually self limited, bleeding stops on its own. But can sometimes be a real problem. Need to make sure you do not vomit again for the next several days. If you have continued bleeding see someone asap. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in top of head, vomiting bright red blood in a 59 yr old 214 lb male with hi blood pressure?

What can cause pain in top of head, vomiting bright red blood in a 59 yr old 214 lb male with hi blood pressure?

A bit much: Vomting can cause a headache and a headache can cause vomiting. But bright red blood while probably benign can be an important tear in the esophagus and should be checked out quickly. I hope your are 6'4" or have a 34" or smaller waist for that weight. See a good internist pdq. ...Read more

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I've had trouble purging. Today, I was able to purge and there was bright red spots in my vomit. No red foods at all. Blood? Is it a concern? Any ER?

I've had trouble purging. Today, I was able to purge and there was bright red spots in my vomit. No red foods at all. Blood? Is it a concern? Any ER?

Doctor visit.: First of all, purging is a symptom of a medical problem which needs attention all on its own. Purging is not normal or healthy, and can have massive consequences not only to your teeth and stomach but your mental health and entire body. Second, people who purge are at high risk for esophageal injury as well as stomach lining injury. Please see your primary care doctor or visit the ER. ...Read more

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My 76 year old granddad is throwing up continuous I thought it was blood but I am not sure his vomit is a watery red color he refuses to go to the eme?

My 76 year old granddad is throwing up continuous I thought it was blood but I am not sure his vomit is a watery red color he refuses to go to the eme?

Needs to check blood: At age 76 continuos vomiting with red color is a serious complaint. He needs to check his vital signs and yes needs to be checked physically by a trained provider preferably with blood tests and other tests. ...Read more

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On warfarin after saddle PE 2 yr ago goal inr is 3 wk ago it was over 10 but now back to 3.2 iv vomit last 2 days with small amount of red blood in it?

On warfarin after saddle PE 2 yr ago goal inr is 3 wk ago it was over 10 but now back to 3.2 iv vomit last 2 days with small amount of red blood in it?

WarfarinDoesNotThin: Blood. Like all these mis-described agents, it slows clotting (warfarin by ↓ing 4of12 clotting proteins) thus bleeding takes longer to stop & more blood lost. Blood in vomit (from trauma of vomiting) due to ↑ed bleeding, thus apparent. INR (Nl=1.0)=a way of expressing how much clotting has slowed. Xarelto (works differently, INR does not show; not needed) = more effective&safer anti-clotting tool. ...Read more

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My dad has pancreas cancer and he is vomitting blood and some red pieces he also pooping blood all time how long he can still alive?

My dad has pancreas cancer and he is vomitting blood and some red pieces he also pooping blood all time how long he can still alive?

Can't tell: From the information given, but both pancreatic cancer and bleeding from the GI tract are potentially fatal. I hope he gets the help he needs to deal with those problems quickly. ...Read more