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Hi guys! So my mom got the gastric balloon in Wednesday and since then she has been spitting up what we assume is blood. What should we do? I was going to contact the doctors however they were closed. Has anyone else experienced this? Should we go to the hospital? Like other than this she has had the typical symptoms, vomiting, acidity, and some discomfort. Please let me know what we should do or if this is a typical symptoms because I’m honestly extremely worried. Thank you!

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5 hours ago, srocks112 said:

Hi guys! So my mom got the gastric balloon in Wednesday and since then she has been spitting up what we assume is blood. What should we do? I was going to contact the doctors however they were closed. Has anyone else experienced this? Should we go to the hospital? Like other than this she has had the typical symptoms, vomiting, acidity, and some discomfort. Please let me know what we should do or if this is a typical symptoms because I’m honestly extremely worried. Thank you!

I cannot emphasize this enough: get your mom to the hospital! If you can see little black specs in the vomitus, then that is an indicator of partially digested blood. It almost looks like coffee grounds. This is indicative of a serious, potentially life threatening condition. I was a volunteer EMT and this was drilled into us. The best thing to do is to get your mom to professional medical care post haste.

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10 hours ago, srocks112 said:

Hi guys! So my mom got the gastric balloon in Wednesday and since then she has been spitting up what we assume is blood. What should we do? I was going to contact the doctors however they were closed. Has anyone else experienced this? Should we go to the hospital? Like other than this she has had the typical symptoms, vomiting, acidity, and some discomfort. Please let me know what we should do or if this is a typical symptoms because I’m honestly extremely worried. Thank you!

Absolutely call your Dr closed or not ,they should have someone on call and we were told that if we saw any blood to tell them asap

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I cannot emphasize this enough: get your mom to the hospital! If you can see little black specs in the vomitus, then that is an indicator of partially digested blood. It almost looks like coffee grounds. This is indicative of a serious, potentially life threatening condition. I was a volunteer EMT and this was drilled into us. The best thing to do is to get your mom to professional medical care post haste.

Hi, so I contacted the doctor who put in the balloon and he is prescribing some medicine for the stomach lining. Should we still go to the hospital?


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Just now, srocks112 said:


Hi, so I contacted the doctor who put in the balloon and he is prescribing some medicine for the stomach lining. Should we still go to the hospital?

I would just to be sure. How can the doctor be so sure it's just the stomach lining without any diagnostic medical imaging to rule out other problems. I am not impressed with this surgeon.

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I would just to be sure. How can the doctor be so sure it's just the stomach lining without any diagnostic medical imaging to rule out other problems. I am not impressed with this surgeon.

Honestly same after this.. what would the condition be called?


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I'm shocked. Someone's spitting blood up and still wondering if they should go to the hospital. Oh no. Stay at home... Even though splitting up blood is obviously not normal. ..

And now your asking if you should still go when people have already told you too. I don't get it.

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