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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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When a person has lung cancer, are the symptoms before death vomiting blood?

When a person has lung cancer, are the symptoms before death vomiting blood?

No: Although coughing up blood (hemoptysis) can occur at any time with lung cancer it is usually not the leading symptom. Most people lose significant amounts of weight and may pass away from infection, sometimes they become increasingly short of breath or they may just fall asleep and not wake up. The way they pass is not important it is how they pass. It should be relatively pain and anxiety free. ...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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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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Vomiting blood after all food has been vomited. I force myself to stop even though i need to continue to vomit. What can cause this?

Vomiting blood after all food has been vomited. I force myself to stop even though i need to continue to vomit. What can cause this?

Mallory-Weiss tear?: A mallory-weiss esophageal tear may develop after vigorous retching. Brisk red bleeding however should not be ignored or dismissed. Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserve evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.". ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a 45 year old alcoholic vomiting blood? My dad's girlfriend has been an alcoholic for 17 years. He walked in on her in the bathroom and saw blood in the commode. She says it has been happening since saturday. What can be the cau

What could be the cause of a 45 year old alcoholic vomiting blood? My dad's girlfriend has been an alcoholic for 17 years. He walked in on her in the bathroom and saw blood in the commode. She says it has been happening since saturday. What can be the cau

911 : 911 might be prudent. She could have esohageal varices, a peptic ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis - who knows. My concern is that from the way she sounds right now, she may have had a sigificant blood loss. Something like this happened to one of my patient's a little over a year ago. He told his kids not to call an ambulance, when they finally did call, he had died from vomiting blood by the time that rescue arrived. ...Read more

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Can vomiting blood be caused by anything to do with pregnancy?

Can vomiting blood be caused by anything to do with pregnancy?

Maybe...: Whether or not you are pregnant, you need to be seen by a doctor in the next 24 hours. Let them know when you get there that you may be pregnant. Don't ignore it, please. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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