Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Throwing up Blood
My cousin is throwing up blood for a month now and the doctor said she has a virus that causes ulcers. What else could this be? she had some blood work including pt/ptt but no results are back yet..
Discussion is closed
Cancel
3 Answers
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
thhe doctor may be refering to the pyloric bacteria that causes ulcers, it is important that she takes her medication if she is proven positive of this bacteria, it does cause ulcers and she must avoid taking any aspirin, however severe vomitting of blood, especially with abdominal pain and or destention, could be a medical emergency and should not be ignored.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar universal
Throwing up blood is serious and should not go a month without treatment.  If it is indeed ulcers, then she has h.pylori, which is a bacteria, not a virus. There is a combination of antibiotics that is effective at treating it. In the States, they sell it in a package called a PrevPac.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar universal
h.pylori is a good place to start, my sister is going through it right now and has been going through it for the last 6 months, its pretty hard to treat but antibiotics work.

i think they should start them on antibiotics, before my sister left the first time with a diagnosis of gastric reflux disorder, which i didn't understand (she had stomach pain not throat or heart pain, but they gave her acid reducers, which didn't work, well two or three months down the road he finally said, ok we can do a blood test and then turned around and said if we would have started treatment sooner it would be easier and quicker to treat.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
Top General Health Answerers
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
1780921 tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ