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What does it mean if my vomit was yellowish?

What does it mean if my vomit was yellowish?

Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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What does it mean if you vomit up yellow sick and blood ?

What does it mean if you vomit up yellow sick and blood ?

Vomiting: You may have a sinus infection which has irritated your nose causing bleeding combined with mucus from your sinus infection. ...Read more

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I started vomiting this morning and it was a bitter taste that was yellow.what does that mean?

I started vomiting this morning and it was a bitter taste that was yellow.what does that mean?

Probably bile: If you have no food in the stomach when you vomit, what comes are gall bladder secretions that are there to help digest fatty foods. It is not dangerous to have this happen, but you may want to know the cause of the vomiting - that could be important to deal with. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Does yellow vomit mean anything? I also had sharp tingling pains all over and was sweating a lot and ate only a strawberry that morning. I'm 16.

Does yellow vomit mean anything? I also had sharp tingling pains all over and was sweating a lot and ate only a strawberry that morning. I'm 16.

No: Yellow is a normal color for vomit. I am sorry you are not feeling well. You probably have a viral infection which should go over within a few days. Get well! ...Read more

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I threw up twice and it was yellowish! what does that mean?

I threw up twice and it was yellowish! what does that mean?

Your sick but normal: Yellow is the normal color or "clearish " with less bile if your pyloric valve is competent - that is no food in your stomach at the time of vomiting totally normal. I like that better than dry heaving causes from viral - your sick to many many other etiologies - need other symptoms to diagnose. ...Read more

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I keep coughing really bad every morning but this morning i have been throwing up yellow mucus what does this mean?

I keep coughing really bad every morning but this morning i have been throwing up yellow mucus what does this mean?

Early morning cough: Could reflect post nasal drainage or GERD since they are more likely to be exacerbated by recumbent position. However other causes like CHF, cough variant Asthma could be possible. Evaluation by a PCP will be a starting point ...Read more

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I vomited five times the first two times they were pink and now my vomit is yellow. What does this mean? I also have diarrhea

I vomited five times the first two times they were pink and now my vomit is yellow. What does this mean?    I also have diarrhea

Yellow: vomit is usually from BILE (Galbladder released) and infers you have an EMPTY stomach ("also called "dry heaves") Vomiting PLUS Diarrhea usually means a viral gastroenteritis ....hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What's it mean when I have been throwing up yellow bile every morning for about 2 weeks?

What's it mean when I have been throwing up yellow bile every morning for about 2 weeks?

Morning "vomiting": May be gi-related but daily morning symptoms as described also suggests such entities as diabetes, atypical migraine, lung & sinus issues, & even functional disorders of the gut. Look at what is "vomited" (is there blood, mucus, sinus drainage, phlegm present?), weight loss, wheezing, fever, cough --the doctor will ask these & more when he/she clarifies the history here. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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My son is 8. Has constant mucus cough and throwing up yellow. What does that mean?

My son is 8. Has constant mucus cough and throwing up yellow. What does that mean?

Yellow upheaval: Your child has an ailment affecting his respiratory tree. At this time of year the most common cause is a viral upper respiratory infection or possibly the flu. The yellow vomitis is probably mucus, but if he has been vomiting for a prolonged period it may be bile. Other causes may be due to allergies or there may be a smoker in the house. If symptoms continue, it's time to get checked out. ...Read more

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I've been throwing up yellow an red liquid my stomach is empty so I'm sure it's stomach acid mixed with blood what does this mean???

I've been throwing up yellow an red liquid my stomach is empty so I'm sure it's stomach acid mixed with blood what does this mean???

Hematemesis: Vomiting blood needs to be evaluated emergently either by your MD or in an ER. You could have an ulcer, hemorrhagic gastritis or a tear at the gastroesophageal junction (mallory weiss tear). Please get this checked out ASAP! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have very bad stomach pain, with throwing up yellow liquids and urinating on yourself?

What does it mean when you have very bad stomach pain, with throwing up yellow liquids and urinating on yourself?

Concerning: I am concerned for your pain. It could be appendicitis, gallbladder infection, pancreatitis. You need an urgent evaluation by a physician. Please call your pcp or go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has been vomiting for 7 hours it now appears yellowish green. She is tired. What should I d9?

My 18 month old has been vomiting for 7 hours it now appears yellowish green. She is tired. What should I d9?

Take her to the ER: If your daughter has been vomiting for 7 hours and unable to keep any fluids down, she is dehydrated and needs immediate treatment. She will most likely need IV fluids. ...Read more

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My vomit was yellow --what might cause this?

My vomit was yellow --what might cause this?

Bile: Bile is digestive substance produced by liver and stored in gallbladder, gives vomit a yellow coloring. ...Read more

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I haven't eaten in a couple days and when i got sick my vomit was yellow and dark green. What could this be?

Bile: Since there is no 'food' in your stomach, you are throwing up the 'digestive juices' that your body is still producing. More importantly, if you are not eating and still throwing up, you could have a serious problem....Call your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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When I go out for a night of drinking, I normally vomit while having spacey burps. As well my vomit is like a yellowish colour. whats going on?

When I go out for a night of drinking, I normally vomit while having spacey burps. As well my vomit is like a yellowish colour. whats going on?

You drink too much: Limit the amt of drinking, and the problem will no longer be there. The yellowish color is just from the stomach contents. Unless you enjoy the vomiting, the answer is to limit the amt of drinking. ...Read more

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Why would I have daily yellow vomit?

Why would I have daily yellow vomit?

Yellow color is from: Bile from the duodenum. Daily vomiting needs to be evaluated by your dr. As it could be due to a partial bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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My vomit is yellow after an abortion?

My vomit is yellow after an abortion?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My baby is 2days old he vomit some yellow liquid?

My baby is 2days old he vomit some yellow liquid?

Monitor the trends.: Depending on how you are feeding your infant (breast/formula) you will need to continue establishing your initiation and sustaining of intake. If your infant is not feeding well and vomitng persists, see your pediatrician right away to evaluate your feeding, perform vital signs, weight and thorough exam. The yellow liquid is from the stomach. It is not worrisome if this is an isolated event. ...Read more

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What can lead to my vomit to become yellow and bitter?

What can lead to my vomit to become yellow and bitter?

Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow to green color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated ...Read more