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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

2 Signs You Should Seek Immediate Treatment For Your Vomiting

by Carla Hudson

If you have recently started throwing up, you may believe that you have a stomach bug or ate something bad. Because of this, you may decide to simply get through it until you feel better. However, if you notice any of the following signs, you should seek treatment for your vomiting as soon as possible.

1.  Vomit Contains Granules Resembling Coffee Grounds

One thing for which you should be on the lookout when examining your vomit is tiny granules that resemble coffee grounds. Especially if you have not eaten anything that resembles these granules, their presence could indicate the presence of blood in your vomit.

Coffee ground emesis, or vomit, is usually indicative of old blood or a slow bleed either in your stomach or intestines. When the blood comes into contact with your stomach acid, it curdles and is darkened. 

If you do see dark granules in your emesis, contact your doctor right away, and explain your symptoms so you can be seen sooner, or go to an urgent care clinic. However, if you see bright red blood, seek care immediately.

2.  Vomit Has a Dark Green Color

Another sign that should prompt you to see a doctor as soon as possible is when your vomit takes on a dark green color, especially if you notice it from the start of your vomiting spells. If it has been a while since you have eaten anything, a small amount of dark green fluid, or bile, may be seen because you are throwing up on an empty stomach.

However, if your vomit stays dark green, and you have a dull ache or pain under your right rib cage, these could be signs that your gallbladder, which holds bile from the liver, is acting up. If you have recently been eating a lot of greasy foods, your liver may overproduce bile to try to break it down.

When too much bile flows into the gallbladder, it can flow upward to your stomach, where it irritates the lining. If you are seeing copious amounts of dark green bile in your vomit, seek care as soon as possible so they can rule out a possible acute gallbladder attack.

If you start experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms, or if you have been vomiting nonstop for over a day, you need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. If you are unable to make an appointment with your regular physician, go to an urgent care services center for prompt diagnosis and possible treatment, if needed. For more information, reach out to urgent care services like 75th St Injury & Illness Center.