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Vomiting Blood

Vomiting blood refers to the regurgitation of the stomach contents mixed with blood or regurgitation of just blood. It is otherwise known as hematemesis. There are many causes for vomiting blood, such as esophagus irritation, nosebleeds, tear in the esophagus, or swallowing a foreign object. The other causes include stomach ulcers, gastritis, or side effects of certain medications.

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How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gastroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

My father is comatose and gets therapy. Will he survive?

Query: Hi doctor,My dad is 73 years old. He has hypertension and types 2 diabetes, but he is always under control (he is a very healthy person and does not suffer from obesity), always doing a very detailed check, and it was fine. He started vomiting blood and was admitted to the hospital immediately. They...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am not sure if you explained what is going on with your dad. From the reports you shared, it seems like he had bleeding in his brain. It is severe enough to put him in a coma. The question I have is why? It could be diabetes or hypertension, but the fact that he was v...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife has some blood in her vomiting. What is the cause?

Query: My doctor, My wife is pregnant and this is her third month. During vomiting, she noticed blood. What is the reason? Kindly suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It's uncommon for a pregnant woman to experience vomiting with blood. This could be attributed to excessive and repeated vomiting, which might lead to tears in the esophagus, resulting in blood in the vomit. Should hematemesis persist and signs of reduced perfusion, such...  Read Full »

I am vomiting blood and have stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been throwing up blood for over a week now and it is bright red. I have severe pain in the top part of my stomach. The doctor said there is nothing wrong. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What was hemoglobin level in CBC (complete blood count) report? If it was less than 10 g/dl then you need to hospitalize for supportive treatment, possible blood transfusion requirement and further evaluation. Do you experience difficulty in swallowing, burning type ...  Read Full »

My vomit was red-colored. Is it due to red wine or blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. Yesterday night, I went out with my friends and I drank for the first time. We drank quite a lot and my last drink was a glass of red wine. After coming back, I felt sick and puked. My vomit was red colored. I vomited quite a lot. I was wondering if it was blood, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nothing to worry much. It will be most probably the wine with some amount of gastric juice. Retching during vomiting will cause small erosion and bleed. This is a self-limiting one. Just observe the color of your stools for the next three days. If the stools are yellow...  Read Full »

I vomit blood when I eat chicken, egg, and banana. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female and my age is 19 years. The following are the symptoms I have faced regularly. Vomiting blood, chest pain (middle to back from the right side when I exercise), nausea, dizziness, changes in breathing and rapid heartbeat. If I walk under the sun for 10 to 15 minutes, the ches...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the information posted by you. I am sorry that you are going through all these at this age. Coming to the question, I will try to help you in a possible manner by giving some differential diagnosis, which might be the cause of your symptoms. V...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the cause of nosebleeds and blood in vomit.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 32 years old. He is suffering from a strange medical problem. For the last couple of years, he has been vomiting blood. The problem has worsened recently, with the blood coming from the nose and the mouth. This happens at least three to four times a week. Because of this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I want to assure you that, you do not have to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted. This looks to me a case of epistaxis (bleeding from...  Read Full »

Why did I find a blue sack in my vomit with a grainy white powder in the middle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 116 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I became sick from the evening today. I have nausea, headache, diarrhea with a feeling of shakiness. I found a blue sack in my vomit with a white grainy powder in the middle. I have not taken an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to investigate your condition of blood clots by doing tests in the hospital. You have nausea and vomiting. I need some answers to my questions to provide you a proper diagnosis. Please mention whether you are taking any medicines. Please mention whether you have ...  Read Full »

Blood in vomit after drinking too much alcohol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old male. About three days ago, I vomited bright red blood after consuming excessive alcohol. This is the first time I have consumed more than one beer and I was also unconscious. I have not been having any pains or any other symptoms. After the first vomit of blood, I pu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. At this age, bleeding with vomiting is likely due to an injury to the lower esophagus because of the force of the vomit. If the bleeding was severe, then an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy is necessary for two reasons. Alcoho...  Read Full »

I have been vomiting for the past five days, and there was blood yesterday. Is it serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been vomiting for the past five days, and there was blood yesterday. The scan report says I have a tumor with precancerous cells in my throat. Is it serious? Will the tumor dissolve for sure if I take the prescribed tablets?  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please give the following details: 1. Any difficulty in swallowing or eating? 2. Any ulcers in the mouth? 3. Any weight loss or loss of appetite? 4.What tests have you done? Please attach your reports. Abnormal bleeding from any site is...  Read Full »

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