Vomiting Blood: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

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.

Related Symptoms & Signs

Other causes of vomiting blood

  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hereditary Telangiectasia
  • Mallory-Weiss Tear
  • Tumor

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