What are the reasons for Blood Vomiting?
Gastric Or Duodenal(small intestine)ulcer, Liver cirrhosis with Varices bleeding,Esophagitis or severe gastritis and Tear in food pipe or stomach Mallory weiss tear are common reasons for blood vomiting.
Whom to contact?
What is done in this condition?
Blood will be given if blood is less
Endoscopy is done in next 6-8hrs
In endoscopy injection is given to stop bleeding with adrenaline which stops bleeding
In some case clips are put to stop bleeding
In some cases heater probe is applied which will stop bleeding
Blood vomiting Does it need Surgey?
Now surgery is needed in very few cases
Most cases are managed without surgey by Medical Gastroentreologists
If blood vomiting is due to Liver cirrhosis how is it treated?
It is more serious than ulcer bleeding
Patients are given blood in some cases
Injections like Terlipressin or octreotide are given
Endoscopy once patient is stabilized
Banding or injection is done
If stomach is the bleeding source known as fundal varices it is much more worser and it needs Glue injection.
How to prevent blood vomiting?
Pain killers should not be taken without indication and prescription. If you are a heart patient if you are using Aspirin and clopidogrel you should be aware you are at much higher risk of bleeding and if you pass black stools you should inform your heart specialist.