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First off, there is no way I am pregnant, none. Second, I have had several bouts over the last few weeks of vomiting yellow bile about an hour after waking up. When I did it today I noticed traces of bright red blood. I googled this and it said that this can be a result of damage to the pyloric valve after gastric surgery, specifically gastrectomy. I am over 2 years out and this has never happened before and of course, I do not have insurance right now (long story). So, it has been about 20 minutes since the vomiting which by the way tasted like horrible chemicals, and there is a dull ache in my stomach pouch area. Help!

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You need to see a doctor, I would call your surgeon's office and get after hours emergency call back . Dig out the numbers and call.

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Go to the ER ...this will only get worse if not treated...you can pay the bill later in payments...do this for your health

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If you haven't had your gallbladder out that's another thing to think about. I vomited bile and occasionally black blood all the time before I had mine out and the pain wasn't always where gallbladder pain "should" be.... but yah, I'm no doctor... I'm with those who say go to the doc.. personally if it was me and it happened once or twice, I'd ignore it to save money... I TOTALLY understand how it is to be uninsured... but more than a couple times and it's time to seek professional help. Good luck!

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There are many concerning reasons for vomiting bile.

The concerning one is a small bowel obstruction which unfortunately can happen with the sleeve at any stage.

Our pyloric valves naturally are open while sleeping, are you waking up needing to vomit? Straight from bed or just in the a.m.?

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Can a person still have bowel movements if they have an obstruction? I have been able to.

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Yes, you can still have a bowel movement with a partial blockage. A complete blockage would be painful and you would not pass gas or be able to have a bm...

There are other causes that make you vomit bile...

I believe it is a concern you should definitely consult your Dr. about or visit an urgent care clinic.

If the blood just started appearing and was not always present then it could be a result of the vomiting...maybe a slight tear in your esophagus.

Please let us know how your doing.

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This sounds exactly what it was like when I had gall stones. I suggest going to the ER or doc ASAP. If it is gall stones, you will feel 100% better to have it removed. The surgery is no biggie.

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I am in agreement with everyone here. Sounds like gallbladder. You do NOT want it to have it erupt. I'm sorry abt not having health insurance. That does suck. But...the alternate of not getting checked out is worse.

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I am in agreement with everyone here. Sounds like gallbladder. You do NOT want it to have it erupt. I'm sorry abt not having health insurance. That does suck. But...the alternate of not getting checked out is worse.

and if by chance it is gallbladder, get it checked now. You may be ale to hold off on surgery for a few months and you can schedule the procedure in Mexico where it is only around 5K as opposed to 30K in the USA.

Also as far as errupting.. yes, you do NOT want this. By the time I got myself to the hospital, I was nearly dead. My gallbladder had become gangrene and the gangrene had spread around my abdominal cavity and was on my liver. I had a very difficult surgery which included having rotten gangrene gallbladder pieces scraped off of my liver. Good times.

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I know it is the jumping off place for all of us in our community to blame ye olde gallbladder but I did get it checked out and its fine.

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Yes listen to everybody's advice... very important go to the ER definitely!!!!

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