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What Could Be The Cause Of Throwing Up Blood
Ulcer: Anyone who throws up blood should see a doctor , surgeon , or gastroenterologist to determine the cause. Although the most commen causes include peptic ulcers there could be others such as esophageal(food pipe) tears or ulcers or varices, stomach polyps or cancer, abnormal blood vessels as well. ...Read more
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My relative had blood in vomit. Diagnosed to blood vessel burst in abdomen. How serious this is? What could be the cause? What is the treatment?
Depends: Vomiting can tear vessel at junction of esophagus and stomach. Bleeding usually self-limited, but can be extensive. Other serious causes, like bleeding ulcers, cancers, varicose veins of esophagus or stomach, other, can occur. Ask the mds involved in relative's care for info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You probably having: Chest wall/muscle cramps. Heart pain come from coronary artery disease and/or pericarditis. Usually pressure or stabbing pain with activities and with deep breath. Are you doing any heavy lifting exercise or work? Any risk for coronary disease? Any recent viral disease? ...Read more
Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common causes include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, hemophilus sp, klebsiella, influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. Most patients recover with appropriate treatment but severe cases and those in the immunosuppressed and elderly can be fatal. ...Read more
Hemoptysis...: Coughing blood is called hemoptysis and it is a serious symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy can also cause this and it must be ruled out. So, if you have this symptom, see your doctor asap. If you are also short of breath, go to the er for evaluation. It may be the humidity in the shower is loosening up the sputum. See doctor. ...Read more
Just received my blood tests back and it states that my B12 is >1500....what could be the cause and what could happen to me because of this?
Taking B12 or...: High B12 is harmless as it's not toxic; the most common cause is taking B12 & since you're taking it that's probably why it's high.. However, high B12 in someone who isn't taking it can be a sign of serious problems like liver or kidney disease or myelproliferative disorders. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. See http://bit.ly/1hVpCY7 & http://www.yourhealthbase.com/B12overload.htm ...Read more
Gastritis: Morning nausea or stomach pain can often times be a sign of gastritis or irritation of the stomach. There is no food to buffer the acid in the stomach during the night. It could also be peptic ulcer disease so you should see your dr. As certain medications will help with the symptoms. ...Read more
Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband in the ER in severe metabolic acidosis. What does this mean, and what could be the cause?
Many causes: Kidney failure has to be ruled out first. Sepsis, i.e. Infection is important to rule out also. If has diabetes need to make sure it is not diabetic ketoacidosis. Also, important to make sure it is not due to metformin (glucophage) if takes it for diabetes. Other rare causes include Aspirin poisoning and antifreeze poisoning will be ruled out by his doctors. ...Read more
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