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What causes vomiting of brown flecks?

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Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014
Question: Chronic pancreatitus can only keep down small sips of liquid spread over time. Brown or grey flecks in Vomit despite no food. Tends to look like I'm puking ash+bile.
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Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
yes, you are right

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

That is right. You are vomiting bile with old undigested food or liquid. It could be bleeding from the portal veins as well.

I am sorry about this but this is how chronic pancreatitis manifests.

You must take proton pump inhibitors like Omez along with Domperidone to prevent further complications of the same.

Take care!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shanthi.E (1 hour later)
Ok. How do I get them to take this seriously instead of sending me home (because I'm medicade I think. What would grab YOUR attention? I suppose I could bring some vomit along...
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Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
you must speak with your primary physician

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

You MUST speak to your primary physician about the same, in the first place. Then your GP can refer you to a surgical or medical Gastro-enterologist. Only then, would you be able to get the right treatment.

Yes, you can take a sample of the vomit to show to the doctor also, but if you do not have the vomit, explain your doctor the same way as you explained to me here.

Wish you good luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes vomiting of brown flecks?

Brief Answer: yes, you are right Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX That is right. You are vomiting bile with old undigested food or liquid. It could be bleeding from the portal veins as well. I am sorry about this but this is how chronic pancreatitis manifests. You must take proton pump inhibitors like Omez along with Domperidone to prevent further complications of the same. Take care!