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Question: threw up blood...

 c_fuse18 - Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:12 am

so a few hours ago, i choked on something, and as i have a sensitive gag reflex, i was throwing up, and then all of a sudden i was coughing/thowing up blood....errr this isn't serious is it?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:30 am

User avatar Hi c_fuse18,
How much blood was present? Was it bright red or brown?
Small amounts of blood may present during an episode of vomiting due to rupture of the blood vessels from the force. If this episode was an isolated incident and contained a small amount of blood then that is what it may be attributed to. However, if this is a frequent occurrence or there was a large amount of blood present be sure to contact your physician as an evaluation is certainly warranted.
Theresa Jones, RN
 c_fuse18 - Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:51 pm

not a great amount of blood was present, but there was some. and it was bright red. it was an isolated incident, how serious is this? should i go see a physician?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:56 am

User avatar Hi c_fuse18,
Since it was an isolated incident I would not be overly concerned and would attribute the blood to the force of vomiting which does sometimes occur. However, you may on your next evaluation, want to inform your physician.
Theresa Jones, RN

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