Bloody Vomit Overview
Another name for Bloody Vomit is Vomiting Blood.
What is vomiting blood?
A person who is vomiting blood has bleeding in the esophagus, stomach, or upper part of the intestine. Bleeding from these structures is called upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Common causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding include gastritis, esophagitis, esophageal varices, and peptic ulcer disease. Vomiting blood is caused by bleeding in the esophagus, stomach, or upper part of the intestine.
What are the symptoms of vomiting blood?
Blood in the vomit may appear bright red, or it may by dark brown and look like coffee grounds.
How does the doctor treat blood in the vomit?
The treatment for vomiting blood depends on the underlying cause for the bleeding. Treatment may include medication or surgery.
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