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Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
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I have been waking up occasionally with stomach upset. When

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I have been waking up occasionally with stomach upset. When I do, I usually force my self to vomit since it helps. Tonight there were small traces of blood in my vomit. What would cause this and should I see a doctor immediately?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

Do you still have pain abdomen,nausea?

Heartburn?

Have you violently vomited?

Diarrhea?

History of alcohol and smoking history?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Thanks.

Waiting for your response.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I feel better now. No heartburn. No diarrhea. I have IBS and take laxatives occasionally, I took one last night
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I drank wine last night, but I'm not a huge drinker. Had one cigarette.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
It’s my first priority to serve you.
Thanks for providing more information.

Well as you describe, most probably it's due to violently vomiting.

However it's good to take OTC Gaviscon.

Also hydrate yourself with cool water.

Avoid hot,spicy,fried food,carbonated beverages,alcohol,smoking for a while.

You should eat semi-solid food.

Take metamucil.

If you have persistent vomiting,blood,pain abdomen then you should visit ER to rule out gastrointestinal bleeding.

Otherwise you'll be fine.

If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly rather than give us poor/bad service.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.

Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thanks.

Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly.