haematemesis


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Related to haematemesis: haematochezia, haemoptysis, melaena

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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Mallory-Weiss tears usually present with haematemesis as the predominant feature and patients with Boerhaave's syndrome tend to be haemodynamically unstable and septic, which is not the case with SOH.
Most patients who swallow button batteries are asymptomatic at the time of presentation (80%), but worrying signs include chest pain, haematemesis, fever, diarrhoea, respiratory distress, anorexia, dysphagia, and epigastric pain.
Non-skin symptoms related to GDS Abdominal pain Nausea -emesis Diarrhea Weight loss Headache Visual alterations Fever Myalgias Arthralgias Paraesthesias Haematuria, Menometrorrhagia, gingivorrhagia, Haematemesis Nephropathy by immune-complexes Vasomotor symptoms including syncope Vertigo
The pain was associated with nausea and three discrete episodes of vomiting, with no associated haematemesis. There was no reported history of fever or constipation.
Study Setting and time; This study was conducted in Endoscopy Unit, department of Hepatology, Gastroenterology (Naser Institute), Emergency Haematemesis Unit and Central Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit (Ain Shams University Hospitals) in the period from December 2007 to August 2009.
The patient should be asked about the presence of oesophageal disease, history of oesophageal surgery and symptoms of dysphagia and haematemesis. The medical records should be reviewed.
He denied loss of appetite, haematemesis or symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Haematemesis and rectal bleeding have been combined into a new chapter on gastrointestinal bleeding, and a new chapter on sepsis has been added.
Three days after admission, the patient developed haematemesis with associated hypotension.
Gastrointestinal tract was the most common site of haemorrhage (n=46/98, 46.9%; melaena 37.8%, haematemesis 12.2%, haematochezia 2.04%), followed by petechiae (n=31, 31.6%), gum bleed (n=19, 19.4%) and epistaxis (n=10, 10.2%).
Gastric tuberculosis presenting with haematemesis. Indian J Gastroenterol 1997;16:110-1.