What Does Vomiting Blood Mean?

Featured Article
Definition

Vomiting blood is the forcing of the stomach contents up through the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and out of the mouth, in which the vomit contains blood.

When blood is vomited, it may appear either a bright red or dark red color. Only blood may be seen, or the blood may come up mixed with food.


Alternative Names

Hematemesis; Blood in the vomit


Considerations

It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between vomiting blood and coughing up blood (from...

Read more

More information on "What Does Vomiting Blood Mean?"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Inflammatory Bowel Disease »

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (951) >