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Vomiting blood
Definition
Vomiting blood is the forcing of the stomach contents up through the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and out of the mouth, in which the vomit contains blood.


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Vomiting blood may be caused by many different conditions, and the severity varies among individuals. The material vomited may be bright red or it may be dark colored like coffee grounds.

Vomiting blood results from upper gastrointestinal bleeding. It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between vomiting blood and coughing up blood (from the lung) or a nosebleed.
Conditions that cause vomiting blood can also cause blood in the stool.
Common Causes ...

Vomiting blood is the forcing of the stomach contents up through the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and out of the mouth, in which the vomit contains blood.
When blood is vomited, it may appear either a bright red or dark red color. Only blood may be seen, or the blood may come up mixed with food.

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Severe abdominal pain
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Black stool or bright red blood in the stool
Change in bowel habits, especially an inability to have a bowel movement
Unintentional weight loss
Persistent heartburn ...

~ Overview
~ (hematemesis) is the regurgitation of stomach contents mixed with blood, or the regurgitation of blood only.

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Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there are not enough platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that help blood to clot. This condition is sometimes associated with abnormal bleeding.
Causes ...

~ can be a very frightening experience. In mild cases, you may notice small amounts of bright, red blood in your vomit. Or you may see dark brown or black material that looks like coffee grounds. This is blood digested by stomach acids.

~ or "coffee grounds" (looks like coffee grounds)requires immediate attention.
Swollen abdomen
It can last from a few hours to a few days.

~ Symptoms
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~ (if the vomited matter looks like ground coffee, this may indicate blood)
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Black, tarry or bloody stools
Shock, in severe cases
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.

~ or blood in your stools: In the presence of blood, your stools may look dark or tarry.

~ (128 causes)
Retching (6 causes)
Severe vomiting (6 causes)
Self-induced vomiting (4 causes)
Acute nausea and vomiting (28 causes)
Regurgitation (33 causes)
Nasal regurgitation of food (1 cause)
Regurgitation in adults (28 causes) ...

~ or material that looks like coffee grounds
Spider-like blood vessels in the skin
Ascites--fluid build-up in the abdominal cavity ...

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chest pain
Will I have to have any diagnostic tests to determine if I have GERD?

~ (hematemasis)?
Bleeding in upper GI tract
Ulcer (epigastric, better or worse w/food, nsaid use, black stools, ETOH)
varices (chronic liver diseaseportal hypertension)
gastritis (stress, ETOH)
esophagitis (GERD Sx) ...

Coughing or ~
Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision ...

Abdominal pain
~
Symptoms of infections in the kidneys (renal mucormycosis):
Diagnosis TOP ...

Other liver problem symptoms include: dark urine, excessive itching, ~, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

Find the cause of ~.
Find the cause of symptoms, such as upper belly pain or bloating, trouble swallowing (dysphagia), vomiting, or unexplained weight loss.
Find the cause of an infection.
Check the healing of stomach ulcers.

Hematemesis: ~.
Hematochezia: Bright red blood in the stool, usually from the lower gastrointestinal tract -- the colon or rectum -- or from hemorrhoids. The term "hematochezia" is rarely used. "Bright red blood in the stool" is more widely used (and understood).

The symptoms of stomach cancer may include discomfort and/or pain in the stomach, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, ~, blood in the stool, and feeling full or bloated after a small meal.

Did individual have recent history of ~ (gastrointestinal hemorrhage), decreased urine output (renal failure), or use of sedatives or diuretics prior to onset of coma?

Hematemesis - ~.
Hematuria - Bloody urine.
Hemiplegy - Paralysis of one side of body.
Hip gout - Osteomylitis.
Hives - A skin eruption of weals (smooth, slightly elevated areas on the skin) which is redder or paler than the surrounding skin.

~ (it may have the appearance of coffee grounds). See a doctor if vomiting persists for more than a few days, or if it contains blood.
Passing blood in the stools. This is not usually fresh, red blood, but dark blood.

You are ~.
You are having trouble breathing.
You have severe abdominal pain or stomach cramping.
You have double vision or trouble moving parts of your body.
You have symptoms of severe dehydration (see the list above).
You have trouble swallowing.

Blood in stools or ~
Diarrhoea persisting beyond 4-5 days, in which case most doctors would consider doing stool tests depending on the circumstances.
The elderly are particularly at risk of dehydration and resulting kidney problems, and should seek prompt advice ...

After 7 months with an ulcer you'd be ~ and may have blood in your feces. Anti acid would have helped. So what you say doesn't sound anything like it. I think a good idea will be going the next morning to see a Dr. - looking for a diagnosis on the web is not a very good idea.

Weakness and fatigue
~ or having blood in the stool
Unexplained weight loss
It's important to remember that these symptoms can also be caused by many other illnesses, such as a stomach virus or an ulcer. People with any of the symptoms listed above should talk with their doctor.

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Black or tarry stools
Inflammation and scarring of the esophagus
Barrett's esophagus-This is a precancerous condition of the esophagus that has no unique symptoms. However, it can be diagnosed by endoscopic exams.

~ or material that looks like coffee grounds
nosebleeds
unexpected or unusually heavy vaginal bleeding
dizziness
sudden, severe, or constant headaches
pain or swelling in the abdomen or stomach
back pain or backache
severe or constant muscle pain or stiffness ...

Obvious signs of acute gastritis are ~ and passing blood in the stools. In chronic gastritis, the inflammation in the stomach is caused by specific inflammatory cells that are generally present in chronic inflammation.

~ or material that looks like coffee grounds
black, tarry stools
unusual bleeding or bruising
chest pain
pain or trouble urinating
shortness of breath or trouble breathing
seizures
uneven heartbeat
numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
blurred vision ...

difficulty swallowing or regurgitation
persistent nausea and vomiting
~ or vomit with the appearance of coffee grounds
black or tar-like stools
unintended weight loss
anaemia (paleness and fatigue)
sudden, severe and incapacitating abdominal pains.

~ can result from a tear in the blood vessels or an ulcer in the stomach or esophagus. And coughing up blood can happen with noncancerous conditions, like bronchitis, pneumonia or tuberculosis.

Dysphagia: difficulty swallowing or a feeling that food is trapped behind the breast bone.
Bleeding: ~, or having tarry, black bowel movements.
Choking: sensation of acid refluxed into the windpipe causing shortness of breath, coughing, or hoarseness of the voice.
Weight Loss ...

Nausea, fever, or the inability to keep food down for several days
Bloody stools
Difficulty breathing
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The pain occurs during pregnancy.
The abdomen is tender to the touch.
The pain is the result an injury to the abdomen in the previous days.
The pain lasts for several days.

Complications of an ulcer are uncommon but include chronic nausea or vomiting; internal bleeding that can be heralded by ~ (hematemesis), which can appear bright red or with a dark, coffee-ground appearance, or having dark, tarry stools; perforation; and unexplained weight loss.

mental confusion
rectal bleeding
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Pain and ~
Blood in your bowel motions or urine
Pain that spreads to your chest, neck or shoulder
Fever and sweats
Become pale and clammy
Unable to pass urine
Unable to move your bowels or pass gas
Any other concerns.

The bleeding is coming only from your child's mouth, or he's coughing or ~ or brown material that looks like coffee grounds.

Jaundice (liver damage), which causes yellowing of the skin and eyes
Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
Internal bleeding (hemorrhaging)
~
Shock
Multisystem organ failure leading to death ...

The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and sometimes ~. People with Zollinger Ellison syndrome have ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. The treatment is medicines that reduce the production of stomach acid.

High short-term consumption of caffeine can produce or worsen gastrointestinal problems, occasionally leading to peptic ulcers or hematemesis (~).

indigestion or heartburn (burning sensation)
discomfort or pain in the abdomen
nausea and vomiting
diarrhea or constipation
bloating after meals
loss of appetite
unexplained weight loss
weakness and fatigue
~ or blood in the stool ...

Epistaxis is nose bleeding. Bleeding can range from a trickle to a strong flow, and the consequences can range from a minor annoyance to life-threatening hemorrhage. Swallowed blood is a gastric irritant, so patients also may describe ~.
Pathophysiology ...

There was no documented U.S. case in the 20th century. Initial signs are nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, and fever, followed by severe abdominal pain, ~, and severe diarrhea. Without treatment, death results in 25% to 60% of cases.

Other symptoms of this type of tumor include nausea, ~ and loss of appetite. If such a tumor is located near the esophagus it can cause difficulty in swallowing. The tumor may or may not be felt upon physical examination by the doctor.

Symptoms are often the worst when the stomach is empty or at night. They may also come and go for a few days to weeks. Less common symptoms include ~, dark blood in the stools, nausea, vomiting, and unexplained weight loss.

Patients may receive acid-blocking drugs, such as famotidine or omeprazole, to decrease the risk of bleeding. Patients should report any changes in abdominal symptoms to their oncologist promptly. Signs of GI bleeding, such as ~ or passing dark, tarry stools, ...

experience symptoms like fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, discomfort on your right side, just below your ribs, and diarrhea. As the disease progresses, however, you may also become confused and extremely sleepy. Other symptoms include bruising or bleeding easily, itching, jaundice, ~, ...

have trouble swallowing, then it's a sign that damage to the esophagus has been building for awhile. The esophagus may be inflamed, scarred or full of ulcers, indicating esophageal cancer. Other symptoms to be on the look out for include nausea and vomiting, particularly if you're ~.

As much as 15% of the U.S. population have ulcers, but only about half are diagnosed. Some are not discovered until the person begins ~. Ulcers especially occur during the spring and fall, and tend to run in families.

The infected individuals may exhibit bleeding from various sites like nose, eyes or even from gastrointestinal tract which may be evident from blood stained stools or ~. The most distinct feature is the appearance of haemorrhagic skin rash over the skin.

Usually a symptom of advanced esophageal cancer, hoarseness may be accompanied by frequent hiccupping or ~.
Throat pain. You may experience pain in your throat when you swallow, pain in your chest around the breastbone area, or pain between the shoulder blades.

lining of the abdomen; anemia; low platelet and white blood cell count in the blood; high levels of amino acids, protein, uric acid, and carbohydrates in urine; and softening of the bones. Some symptoms are more obvious, like jaundice, which appears as yellowing of the eyes and skin; ~; ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Vomiting, Cancer, Bleeding, Stomach, Abdominal Pain?

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