The color of vomited blood indicates the location of the health problem (Getty)

The German Society for Gastroenterology and Metabolism said that vomiting blood is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care, because it heralds a serious health problem.

The association explained that vomiting blood has several causes, including bleeding or tumors in the stomach, ulcers or tumors in the duodenum, inflammation of the esophagus or esophageal varices, and bleeding in the bile ducts or pancreatic duct.

Causes also include damage to the gastric mucosa (gastric erosion) caused, for example, by gastritis, tears in the mucosa at the junction between the stomach and the esophagus, acute obstruction of an intestinal vessel, and coagulation disorders with an increased tendency to bleeding.

The color of blood

The association added that the color of vomited blood indicates the location of the health problem, as the bright red color indicates bleeding above the stomach, while the dark red color tends to black is a sign of diseases in the stomach or duodenum.

In any case, a doctor should be consulted immediately to determine the real cause behind the vomiting of blood and undergo timely treatment, especially if the vomiting of blood is accompanied by other symptoms such as cold, clammy, pale skin, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, and confusion. And mental confusion.

Source: German