Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Have bulimia, blood in vomit. Worried

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3390 Questions
im forty years of age and have had bulimia for over 20yrs today i made my self sick and there was a big of fresh blood in it i worried me but the next time i was sick 5 mins later nothing I'm going out of my mind with worry help
Posted Sat, 9 Jun 2012 in Eating Disorders
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 26 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

The blood seen in the vomitus could be due to tear in the lower esophageal or stomach wall due to sudden forceful contraction of the stomach (Mallory–Weiss syndrome).

Even a minor tear presents with blood in vomit, most of them stop on own without causing any serious trouble but mild pain and burning sensation in the abdomen.

I suggest you to avoid solid and spicy foods for another two days till the tear gets healed so as to prevent rebleed.

If you see another episode of bleed then there would be need for you to rush to the ER where an endoscopy would be one to evaluate the problem in detail and treat accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Psychiatrist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor