Vomiting Blood

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The medical term for vomiting blood (bloody vomit) is hematemesis. Blood in vomit can be due to minor or major health problems. It can be minimal or great in amount. Vomiting blood should be evaluated by a health care professional.

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Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

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      • What is the stomach?
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Other Causes of Vomiting Blood
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hereditary Telangiectasia
  • Mallory-Weiss Tear
  • Tumor
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