Vomiting blood (hematemesis) refers to major amounts of blood in your vomit. Modest streaks or flecks of blood in substance you spit up might appear from the tooth, mouth or throat and isn’t usually regarded as vomiting blood. Blood in vomit might be brilliant pink, or it might show up black or darkish brown like espresso grounds.

Swallowed blood, as from a nosebleed or forceful coughing, might result in bloody vomit, but actually vomiting blood usually represents a thing more major and involves instant medical interest. Bleeding in your upper gastrointestinal tract (mouth, esophagus, tummy and upper little intestine) from peptic (tummy or duodenal) ulcers or torn blood vessels is a popular result in of vomiting blood.

Get in touch with 911 or your regional crisis number if vomiting blood results in dizziness after standing, fast, shallow respiratory or other indicators of shock.