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    Old 06-27-2004, 07:22 PM   #1
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    Throwing up blood

    One of my friends , 17yrs old told me that sometimes she vomits a little bit of blood from time to time..does anyone know what this could be?

     
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    Old 06-28-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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    Re: Throwing up blood

    Does your friend smoke quite a bit? Or having an ongoing cold? It could be bronchitis. Either way, a visit to the doctor should be in order for a chest xray, and antibotics if it is. Throwing up blood is an indication something is askew, not normal.

     
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    Re: Throwing up blood

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    One of my friends , 17yrs old told me that sometimes she vomits a little bit of blood from time to time..does anyone know what this could be?
    Has she taken NSAIDs regularly (Advil, Aleve, etc.)? Does she drink or have cirrhosis of the liver?

    A little bit of blood in vomit is considered mild hematemesis, but it still needs medical attention. Massive hematemesis needs immediate attention.

    Hematemesis is usually seen with Mallory-Weiss tears (esophageal tear), esophageal varices, peptic ulcer disease, and erosive gastritis. Get her to see a doctor.
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