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What does it mean when a person is puking up blood and can't hold their food down?

Asked by laurenlovesjoseph (11points) June 25th, 2009

what should i tell my friend that this means?

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DeanV's avatar

It means they need to get to the hospital.

Clair's avatar

@dverhey beat me to it. And fast!

SuperMouse's avatar

I’m no doctor, but I would say it means the person needs to seek medical attention – now.

whitenoise's avatar

You don’t truly mean to say you have a friend that gives up blood and you find time to sit down and register to fluther to ask this question? Stop fluthering (for now!) and get moving.

cak's avatar

ER, immediately. Spitting up, coughing up…any form of blood coming up…never a good thing.

Use common sense, take the friend to the ER.

Clair's avatar

Welcome to Fluther by the way. Now get them to the hospital!

cookieman's avatar

Repeat after me:

Tink's avatar

Swine Flu?
Uhm the hospital…

Oh and Fluther helps sometimes when in need of advice about going to the hospital or not

DeanV's avatar

I feel accomplished for having no life, lurking on fluther, and typing fast…

Clair's avatar

@dverhey I know. I was having the same sense of accomplishment but there’s always a better loser out there that types faster ;-)

DeanV's avatar

That’s me!

skfinkel's avatar

That sounds worrisome—tell your friend to call her doctor (lucky it’s not the weekend) and I would guess they will want to see her asap.

dalepetrie's avatar

It means you should get the fuck off the computer and drive that poor bastard to the doctor, STAT.

Lightlyseared's avatar

It is bad! Urgent specialist medical attention is required.

What always amazes me is that people worry about wether or not something like this is serious enough to go the ER. It is!

Bobbydavid's avatar

Sounds like near death

augustlan's avatar

Good luck to your friend. Please keep us posted!

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