Medical questions & health advice by board certified doctors
"I have stomach ulcers and have been vomiting blood, what should I do?"
I have bad pain from the front of my stomach through my back I sometimes can't get out of bed
You mention that you have stomach ulcers and are vomiting blood. It does not appear that your condition is well controlled at this point and you should make an appointment with your primary care doctor or GI as soon as possible. It sounds like you are suffering from peptic ulcers. They can be caused by anything that would weaken the lining of the stomach of small intestine. Medications such as ibuprofen and other NSAIDS can weaken the stomach lining. Coffee and alcohol can also worsen your symptoms. Another cause for peptic ulcer disease is infection by a bacteria called H. Pylori. If it is cased by H. Pylori, you will need antibiotics. Peptic ulcers can cause abdominal pain and nausea. It can erode the mucosa causing bleeding which you appear to have. Peptic ulcers that are not treated properly are at risk of perforation which could be life threatening. You should make an appointment with your primary care doctor or GI doctor as soon as possible. They may need to look inside your stomach with a camera. If you have further episodes of vomiting blood, you should go to your local emergency room. If there is a perforation, you would experience extreme abdominal pain. This could lead to infection since the abdominal contents will be outside the stomach.
Need more info?See a doctor today
Zocdoc Answers is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service.