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Vomiting blood and blood clots!!!
Im a 29 yr old female who has been diagnosed with a rare GASTRIC diverticula and the other day i suddenly felt sick and threw up.  When i opened my eyes i was shocked at what i saw.  It was a moderate amount of blood and 2 definite blood clots.  I went to my primary care doc and he prescribed a proton pump inhibitor to help from any extra irritation from acid and wants me to get a barium study and then refer me to a surgeon.  Well, i saw him yesterday in the late afternoon and expected a call from the hospital this morning to schedule the barium study but that call didnt come.  So i called my dr.'s office in the afternoon and i was told that it could take anywhere from 3-7 days to my appointment made!!! I requested to speak to someone else and they said they would check with the dr and of course i never heard back.  Throwing up blood is scary but when you add the clots its even more scary.  My question is, should i just be persistent in trying to get study done sooner rather than later or does anyone think im better off goin to the ER???  Thanks
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Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  Have you continued to throw up blood?  If so I would recommend going to the ER.  If not, then I think you are probably okay waiting.
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Hi, thanks for responding.  I haven't thrown up anymore, thank god and i will be going to get my barium study on monday. Hopefully its nothing too bad.
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Good, let me know if you have any more questions.
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