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Question: Vomiting blood, Stomach Ache-Burning, Nausea


 Dissonance - Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:16 am

Hello,
My wife is 26 years old. She has had no surgeries etc... We do have 2 children. She's always been pretty healthy. At any rate, over the past 2 weeks her stomach has had a constant burning sensation and she has been nauseous. She feels much better after eating. A few hours after eating, all the symptoms return. She has only vomited twice, but this 2nd time, tonight, she vomited up what looked liked blood. Not much, but any makes me concerned. She was also complaining of a dull ache in her stomach above her belly button but below her sternum. That developed tonight after she threw up. She has also felt fatigued, burping alot and bloated. Any ideas?
We don't have a whole lot of money or I would just go straight to the doctor /sigh
Thanks,
Joshua
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:50 pm

User avatar Hi Joshua,

Your wife's symptoms are suspicious for gastritis or ulcers. She may want to try an over-the-counter antacid to see if these help. If they do not I would recommend she be evaluated by a doctor.

The blood may be from some bleeding due to gastritis/ulcers or may be due to a small tear that occurs with emesis. These tears heal quickly. As long as the bloody emesis does not continue it is likely not a problem.

There are often clinics in town that can see people on a free or reduced fee basis if needed. Your local health department can help point you to these.

Best wishes.

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