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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?

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 more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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Is a few drops of blood in vomit dangerous? I was purging.

Is a few drops of blood in vomit dangerous? I was purging.

Yes, it's dangerous!: Your body is issuing a warning that your habit of purging through vomiting is tearing you up -- literally. Please, please see your physician about this, so you can protect your physical health. Also so you can begin treatment for your eating disorder. It is very dangerous. ...Read more

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What can I do for my blood in vomit without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my blood in vomit without going to a doctor?

Pray: If you are vomiting blood, you might be in serious trouble. The treatment depends on the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more

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What do I do if I see blood in vomit?

What do I do if I see blood in vomit?

Depends: If you start off vomiting blood from the beginning of being sick - you probably need to go to the emergency room. If you have been throwing up and after a few episodes of vomiting you begin to see a few spots of blood, you are probably ok to just treat your illness and ignore the blood. But if there is lots of blood, or if what comes up is all blood, you need immediate attention. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit, should I be concerned?

Blood in vomit, should I be concerned?

Definitely: If it is really blood, it means something serious going on...It is often coming from stomach like from an ulcer or tumor. ...Read more

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What should you do about blood in vomit?

Med evaluation: If you are vomiting blood then emergent medical evaluation is warranted. If there is a small amount of blood mixed in with vomit - it is not likely to be such an urgent matter but assesment would still be prudent. ...Read more

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What causes blood in vomit?

What causes blood in vomit?

Different problems: Different problems including but not limited to bleeding stomach ulcers, esophageal varices, cancer, etc, may cause hematemesis ( vomiting blood) but whatever the cause is it requires medical attention asap. ...Read more

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What can blood in vomit look like? Red or pink or black?

Yes: It also can look brown or like coffee grounds. If you're experiencing any of the above, call 911 or at least have someone else drive you to the er, as this can quickly become life-threatening. ...Read more

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Emesis (Definition)

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