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What Causes Brown And Red Colored Vomit After An Injury?

I recently landed on my neck while on a trampoline. This happened a out 4-5 hours ago. Over the past hour or so, I have had heartburn pretty badly. I have vomited up a brownish/red liquid as the heartburn has gotten worse. I also had what appeared to be a little bit of a black substance in it. When the accident occured, I felt fine. My neck still feels fine, but I have noticed a slight amount of a light headed feeling. Could this brown/red colored vomit be blood from something happening after landing on my neck?
Thu, 6 Aug 2015
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Dear,
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Brown vomit is usually most often caused by having eaten brown food, but it can also be a sign of bile in the regurgitated stomach contents. Gastrointestinal bleeding can also appear brown in throw up. Rarely, a person might throw up brown material because of severe constipation or an intestinal blockage. The treatment for brown vomit depends on the cause, but most cases resolve themselves without medical care. Excessive or frequent episodes can be a sign of a serious medical condition, and should be reported to a health care professional immediately.
Hope to have given you desired information.
Feel free to followup for any queries.

regards,
Dr. Selvavinayagam
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What Causes Brown And Red Colored Vomit After An Injury?

Dear, Welcome to HCM. Brown vomit is usually most often caused by having eaten brown food, but it can also be a sign of bile in the regurgitated stomach contents. Gastrointestinal bleeding can also appear brown in throw up. Rarely, a person might throw up brown material because of severe constipation or an intestinal blockage. The treatment for brown vomit depends on the cause, but most cases resolve themselves without medical care. Excessive or frequent episodes can be a sign of a serious medical condition, and should be reported to a health care professional immediately. Hope to have given you desired information. Feel free to followup for any queries. regards, Dr. Selvavinayagam