I have a friend who has been experiencing vomiting for the last 3 to 4 days. She started seeing blood in her vomit about 2 days ago. She gets blood in her vomit once or twice per evening when she vomits. She seems to experience this mostly in the evening as far as I know and only felt nauseous when she started vomiting a few days ago. She doesn't feel nauseous prior to vomiting blood, she suddenly felt the need to vomit when she was moving and not doing anything abnormal.
The after effects usually include dizziness and light shaking afterwards, as well as a heavy burning sensation in her throat afterwards.
She has not seen a medical professional and her parents don't think it is serious enough for a doctor. The only medication she has taken were two tablets for nausea relief on the first night she started experiencing blood in her vomit.
Hematemesis, or vomiting blood, is usually a serious problem. But, it also depends upon how much blood there is. Rare, tiny flecks of blood are usually not a problem. But, any significant amount of blood should be taken seriously, and is usually treated as a medical emergency.
One also has to make sure it is being vomited, not coughed up. Hemoptysis comes from the lungs, rather than the GI tract.
If gross amounts of blood are present, then the person should be taken to the ER immediately (saving the emesis if possible for evaluation). This type of bleeding can be life threatening.
If there is minimal bleeding, this can usually be treated with medication, but still needs to be urgently evaluated.
Bleeding can present in several ways. Bright red blood can be from torn varices (veins) in the esophagus or an actively bleeding ulcer. "Coffee grounds" are usually from a slower bleed, where the blood has had time to be digested somewhat.
Thus, if there is significant bleeding, the patient should be taken to the ER. Minimal bleeding, the patient's physician should be contacted for advice on how to proceed.
Yesterday my dad had blood vomitting....this was for the first time...he never had this before...he said he was feeling acidity in his stomach....
What could be the reason?????
Reply immediately ....
I am relly scared....