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What Causes Vomiting Blood In Cancer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does a hole in your heart cause vomiting blood? My boyfriend has 2 holes in his heart and a heart murmur would this make him throw up blood?
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
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
GI doc: Vomiting blood may be a serious issue, reflecting e.g. Ulcer of stomach or duodenum, lacerated blood vessel, varicose veins of esophagus or stomach, inflammation of stomach or gut. May be self-limited, or not. Should see gastroenterologist, for further evaluation (endoscopy), or endoscopic rx is needed. Can work with your primary doc. ...Read more
A work up: First your vital signs will be taken to see how sick you are. You will be asked questions regarding your history and alcohol use. Blood work will probably be done and an IV may be inserted. Based on how sick you are, you may receive medicine though the IV or fluids though the iv. In extreme cases you may require emergency consultation with a gastroenterologist who may perform endoscopy. ...Read more
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
Doctor my friend has fainting 3-4 times today and now he is vomiting blood too. What can be done doctor? He is 17yrs old
Take him to the ER: This sounds like an emergency to me. He needs immediate attention, sound like he is bleeding internally ...Read more
My Girlfriend is experiencing black tar-colored stools. The following also describes her: Vomiting blood. What should she do?
Med eval: Please seek medical care now.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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