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What does it mean when someone's throwing up blood?

What does it mean when someone's throwing up blood?

Serious! Go to ER: Brisk upper GI bleeding may result in hematochezia (passing blood per rectum), but more likely presents as hematemesis (vomiting blood) or melena (black stool). GI bleeding is dangerous--call 911 & get help immediately please. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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What does it mean if I am throwing up mucus and blood?

What does it mean if I am throwing up mucus and blood?

Vomiting: You may have a sinus infection and the mucus produced may be irritating your nostrils causing bleeding. ...Read more

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Throwing up from drinking.. But throwing up a good amount of blood what's that mean?

Throwing up from drinking.. But throwing up a good amount of blood what's that mean?

Serious: It either represents stomach or esophagus irritation (gastritis or esophagitis) or injury to your esophagus (Mallory Weiss tear). Stop drinking alcohol, avoid taking Motrin or other non-steroidal anti0inflammtory meds (Aleve, aspirin, etc) and follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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I've been struggling with bulimia. Recently i start throwing up blood. What does that mean> ?

I've been struggling with bulimia. 
Recently i start throwing up blood. What does that mean> ?

Bulimia: If you vomit with regularity you can tear tissue in your espohagus and injure other aspects of intestinal lining as well. You should consult with your doctor or an eating disorder specialist to make sure you are not injuring yourself going forward. Bulimia is a serious disorder and it is quite likely you can be helped. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was drinking alchol and woke up throwing up blood. What does that mean?

My boyfriend was drinking alchol and woke up throwing up blood. What does that mean?

Internal bleedingCMD: Not good. Could be due to torn blood vessel in esophagus/stomach, ulcer, inflammation of esophagus, stomach, duodenum. Call doc asap or go to er now. ...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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Aunt has lung cancer, having chemo, rushed back to hospital throwing up blood. Ive been told good sign, means collapsed lung re-inflating. Any advise?

Who said this?: If the doctor treating her right now said this was a good sign, then it likely is. Only the doc who's treating her for this now can give a decent idea. Unless the doc has communicated this to another doc or family member. Maybe this sounds like a reasonable answer to vomiting blood to another doc, but it does not make a lot of sense to me. But, sometimes we don't remember all we were told exactly ...Read more

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Blood from panis what does it mean?

Blood from panis what does it mean?

A few: reasons. it can be infection or mechanical irritation. if any burning check UA otherwise rest for 1 wk. ...Read more

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In a report what does blood 2+ mean?

2+ blood: in urine it is more that 1+ but less than 3+. Discuss with your dr. either you have blood in urine of some menses dripped in when you peeded. ...Read more

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My white blood our high what that mean?

My white blood our high what that mean?

How High is high?: It can indicate an infection but it can be higher in smokers, with allergies, stress, some medications, and other reasons. The Dr that ordered the test can advise you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you hack up blood?

What does it mean when you hack up blood?

Blood: Depends - it can come from the airways, which sounds like what you are describing, or from the esophagus. If you have had a recent upper respiratory infection then this can be normal. If not however, you should see an M.D. for some more tests and workup . ...Read more

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Brownish blood fromvvagina what's it mean?

Brownish blood fromvvagina what's it mean?

That is old: Deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood?

Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood?

See your doctor: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or other growths. Some bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis can bleed. See a doctor for the right diagnosis as this could be something important. ...Read more

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What does a manual blood differencial mean?

What does a manual blood differencial mean?

They actually looked: The technologist, and perhaps the pathologist actually look at the cells through the microscope instead of letting the artificial-intelligence machine do the work. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have r h negitive blood?

Blood factors: The blood cell is a product of your genetic code and the various types are defined by the differences of their surface proteins. The rhesus factor is a main feature that is either present or absent from the blood cell wall. If absent from your blood cells, you are rh negative. Generally rh negative blood is ok to give to rh positive people with the same blood type, but not the other way around. ...Read more

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My loogie has blood in it. What could this mean?

My loogie has blood in it. What could this mean?

Let me help: There are many reasons for bloody sputum, ranging from bronchitis, sore throat, pneumonia, tuberculosis, deep vein thrombosis to lung cancer and others.Check it out. ...Read more

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There is blood in my loogies. What could that mean?

There is blood in my loogies. What could that mean?

Blood is sputum: Blood in your loogies may either come from your lungs, mouth/gum, throat, see your doctor if this persist, specially if you have other symptoms such has cough, weigh loss, fever, night sweat, and is al smoker. ...Read more