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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Blood was mixed when I vomited

  • Vomiting blood after consuming large amounts of alcohol

  • Blood in the vomit

  • Vomiting blood after drinking large amounts of alcohol

  • Vomiting blood

  • Vomited blood

  • Blood in vomit after subsequent vomiting

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About the Symptom

Vomiting blood is a condition where blood is expelled from the mouth. The blood can be bright red, black, or dark brown. It is also called hematemesis.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Vomited blood

Possible Causes

Generally, Throwing up blood can be related to:

  • Pyloric Stenosis

    Abnormal narrowing of the stomach exit. It affects babies between birth and 6 months of age and causes forceful, projectile vomiting that can lead to dehydration. Risk factors include male gender, preterm birth, and smoking during pregnancy.

  • Malignant Lymphoma

    A malignant lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the body's lymphatic system cells and can spread to other body parts. There are dozens of different kinds of lymphomas which are broadly categorized as "Hodgkins Lymphomas" and "Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas" (NHL). The different types are also classified by the cell type the cancer comes from and each different type of lymphoma has its own patterns of spread, treatments, and prognosis The most frequent symptom is swollen lymph nodes. Fevers, night sweats, itchiness, and fatigue can also be seen with lymphomas as can difficulty breathing or abdominal pain. Risk factors include age, family history, a weakened immune system from medications or illness, prior cancer treatments, viral infections such as Epstein-Barr and HIV.

  • Essential Thrombocythemia

    Essential thrombocythemia is a rare disorder where the body produces too many platelets, which are blood cells that stick together to form clots. It may be caused by several acquired gene mutations, which are not inherited.

  • Acquired Hemophilia

  • GIST
  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Throwing up blood may be related to these serious diseases:

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Did you vomit blood?

  • Is there blood in your vomit after repeated throwing up?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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