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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Ive been vomiting blood. What tests will be run and how long will it take to find out whats wrong?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
User :   hello
Doctor :   Since when ru vomiting blood
Doctor :   Is the blood frank or dark
User :   frank
Doctor :   Then the cause is a Upper GI bleed
Doctor :   Did you have complaints of ulcer
Doctor :   Do you smoke/ consume alcohol
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   maybe a beer once a month
Doctor :   Plz get the following tests done
Doctor :   upper GI endoscopy
Doctor :   Complete blood haemogram
Doctor :   Paltelet count
User :   can that be done immediatly or do i have to prepare for the tests
Doctor :   No preparations for the test
Doctor :   Just go in empty stomach for endoscopy
User :   how long do the results take?
Doctor :   Others just have to give sample
Doctor :   Endoscopy you will have immidiete results
Doctor :   Blood results in a day or two
User :   last question..what could be the cause of vomiting blood?
Doctor :   Probably peptic ulcer
Doctor :   Use of Non steroidal anti infalmatory drugs for long term
Doctor :   Easophageal varices
Doctor :   AAAAAAA weis tear
Doctor :   Hereditary Telangiectasia
User :   thank you for the info
Doctor :   Is there anything else ican help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   Please provide your valuable feedback
User :   will i have to spend the night at the hospital?
Doctor :   No if results are normal just have to take a course of medicines

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