Medical Specialty >> Pulmonology

Doctors Lounge - Pulmonology Answers

Back to Pulmonology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/19/2017.

Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: Slight blood in my vomit?


 Kevineleven26 - Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:32 am

Today i woke up not feeling so well and ended up making myself vomit, which i rarely ever vomit in the first place whther forced or not. There were little spots (about the size of a pencil eraser) of blood in it. These spots ended up coming out a little towards the end of the vomiting aswell. I have heard this may just be caused by a inflated or burst blood vessel, but i also have a bad history of acid reflux, and i also smoke and drink energy drinks quite frequently. Is this worth a trip to the doctor? or should i just keep an eye on it myself?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:52 pm

User avatar Hello Kevineleven26,

Having a small amount of blood with emesis is not particularly uncommon, especially after repeated episodes of vomiting. The lining of the stomach/esophagus can get small tears in it during emesis that bleed some but heal quickly.

If you continue vomiting or there is becoming more blood in your emesis I would recommend you see your doctor. If you're feeling fine I wouldn't be too concerned about the slight blood. As always, though, the internet is not a place for solid medical advice since I cannot examine you. If there is any concern seeing your doctor is best.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us