Health - Vomiting blood after drinking?

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  1. wellhelm

    wellhelm Silver Member

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    First, swim knows he should see a doctor and plans on doing so. He also knows he probably drank to much. But last night swim drank a lot watching the world series and became sick soon after. He started vomiting. The vomiting became quite violent and blood started coming up. He puked a lot of blood. Anyone know anything about this/ had expierence with this as to what the causes might be?
     
  2. Jatelka

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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    Alcohol can be irritant and cause gastritis which could lead to vomiting blood. If You vomited several times then vomited blood this could be a Mallory Weiss tear (small tear in oesophagus). You does not say how much they drink normally. If there is alcoholic liver disease then varices (like haemorrhoids, but in the oesophagus) are a possibility. However bleeding from these is usually catastrophic and SWIJ doubts You would be around to post.

    SWIJ is glad You plans to see a doctor: DO IT TONIGHT.

    It may be nothing more than an alcohol induced gastritis. Similarly it could represent significant disease. You needs to seek help sooner rather than later. Their health is far too important to take the risk of waiting.
     
  3. wellhelm

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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    Swim drinks 4-5 times a month.
    Thank you though swijatelka it sounds like a Mallory Weiss tear after some reading up on it which usually heals with in 48hours. Swim will update after he see's the doctor.
     
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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    My friends and I used to drink vodka and do butyl nitrites in the park after school regularly, if nobody threw up, it was deemed a quiet afternoon, blood regularly showed up, brush it off, have another drink, nothing to worry about.
     
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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    I used to drink copious amts of vodka and everclear and then would puke up blood and did so regularly every time they got sick of off alcohol every other weekend or so. This SWIM told her mother a RN most likely since doesn't occur when no alcohol is involved it was from stomach ulcers. Drinking vodka and everclear irritates them severly.

    SWIM quit drinking for awhile 3 months but know does so regulary just not everclear and has yet to puke up blook for 3+yrs.
     
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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    Sure ya didn't eat anything that was red, and you weren't just drunk and seeing shit?? I have puked a bunch of times on various things, and he may have thought he was puking up blood, but upon further investigation by a friend or two, it was just something he ate... Not saying what happened isn't serious, just curious as to the exact experience...
     
  7. wellhelm

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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    I am sure it was nothing he ate and the whole puking blood thing was brought to his attention by people he was with who were observing his ordeal. I was not as worried as the people he was with at the time who insisted it was blood.
     
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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    Just wondering but what colour was the puke? I think if its blood it should be blackish in colour, rather than red.
     
  9. Jatelka

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    Re: Why did swim vomit blood after drinking?

    Altered blood (ie in the stomach for a while) is blackish/"coffee grounds". Fresh blood is bright red.
    Coffee-grounds tend to occur in ulcers/gastritis.
    MW tears tend to cause fresh blood.

    SWIWellhelm should definitely get this checked out before drinking again