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Q. Why did I throw up blood after drinking too much alcohol?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 04, 2017 and last reviewed on: Mar 30, 2021

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 puked normally (no blood). Also, I was told my nose was red.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.
  1. Alcohol drinking can cause a liver disease if you have been taking it for a long time, which results in esophageal varices and results in bleeding.
  2. To rule out a major injury to the esophagus.
  • If it was mild, then taking PPI (proton pump inhibitors) for few weeks will settle the issue. However, you need to avoid alcohol in the future. 

Regards.

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