haematemesis


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Related to haematemesis: haematochezia, haemoptysis, melaena

haematemesis

he·ma·tem·e·sis

(hē'mă-tem'ĕ-sis)
Vomiting blood.
Synonym(s): haematemesis.
[hemat- + G. emesis, vomiting]

haematemesis

Vomiting blood. This may indicate stomach or duodenal ulcers, gastric erosions, varicose veins in the gullet (OESOPHAGEAL VARICES) or the MALLORY-WEISS SYNDROME. Stomach cancer does not commonly cause haematemesis. Vomited partially digested blood resembles coffee grounds.

he·ma·tem·e·sis

(hē'mă-tem'ĕ-sis)
Vomiting of blood.
Synonym(s): haematemesis.
[hemat- + G. emesis, vomiting]

Patient discussion about haematemesis

Q. Why do alcoholics spew blood? I saw someone vomiting blood and my brother said it is because he’s an alcoholic but couldn’t explain why…

A. Alcohol affects many different things in the body. This sounds very serious and he probably needs immediate medical attention. When your body is trying to process something that is harming it at the same time, many things are going on and being destroyed.

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Haematemesis, with a history of possible button battery ingestion, should be considered serious and an emergency requiring immediate stabilisation and intervention.
2008 [26] who demonstrated that there was no statistically significant difference between the study group and the control group as regards post-banding complications in a randomized controlled trial which was conducted to asses PPI after EVL on 60 patients from Emergency Haematemesis Unit and Central Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit (Ain Shams University Hospitals).
Because of the dysphagia and an episode of haematemesis and hoarseness of voice her barium studies and oesophagogastr oduodenoscopy were done but were unremarkable except for hyperaemic and edematous whole gastric mucosa in mosaic pattern with haemorrhagic spots.
In Sudan, the most common indication for upper GI endoscopy was haematemesis (24%) and portal hypertension (PHT) (21%), while the most common endoscopic findings were oesophageal varices (16%) and gastritis (7%).
To the Editor: We would like to comment on the case report published in the May 2016 issue of SAMJ [1] of a suspected boomslang bite presenting with severe haematemesis.
5% of cases of which majority (87%) presented with petechiae followed by haematemesis (9%) and epistaxis (4%).
The course of the disease is usually variable, intermittent and progressive, and is characterized by a range of signs/symptoms including attacks of chronic cough, dyspnoea, fatigue, pallor or cyanosis, weight loss, tachycardia, vomiting, haematemesis, acute right-sided heart failure and engorged neck veins.
Patients with history of haematemesis malena anal fissures or hemorrhoids established by per rectum exam/proctoscopy and acute infectious bloody diarrhea were excluded from the study.
They went to Santa Carolina on Paradise Island for their honeymoon, but married bliss did not start well, as the years of work and stress had taken their toll and Raoul limped back from Mozambique with a major haematemesis.
Sleep difficulties, haematemesis, and respiratory symptoms are classified as 'possible' GORD symptoms by Vandenplas (2005).
Bleeding usually manifests as gingival bleeding, epistaxis, purpura, haematemesis, melaena, haematuria, extensive ecchymoses, and in severe cases, subarachnoid or intracerebral haemorrhage.