Vomited blood

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Gastroenterology

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  • Blood was mixed when I vomited

  • Vomiting blood after consuming large amounts of alcohol

  • Blood in vomit after vomiting second time

  • Blood vomit after continually throwing up

  • Blood in vomit after vomiting a few times

  • Retching blood after drinking large amount of alcohol

  • Vomiting blood after drinking large amounts of liquor

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Vomited blood

Possible Causes

  • Helicobacter pylori infection

    Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, is a bacteria that is commonly found in the stomach of approximately half the world's population.The vast majority of people have no symptoms. However, H. pylori is capable of causing a number of digestive problems, including ulcers and, rarely, stomach cancer. H. pylori bacteria may spread through direct contact with saliva, vomit, feces or contaminated food or water.

  • Cirrhosis of the liver

    A condition where normal liver is permanently damaged and replaced with scar issue. There are many different causes including infections, alcohol abuse and diabetes.

  • Gastric cancer

    Cancer of the stomach. Known risk factors include H. pylori infection (a bacteria) or a diet rich in salt.

  • Venous embolism
  • Hepatic cancer
  • Gastroduodenal ulcer
  • Hemophilia
  • Portal hypertension
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)

Related Serious Diseases

  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. There are several types of leukemia but usually involves the white blood cells. The bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells. Some types of leukemia are more common in children, while others are more common in adults.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Did you vomit blood?

  • Do you have blood in your vomit after repeatedly throwing up?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

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Medically Reviewed By:

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

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