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    Today I made a stupid, spur of the moment decision to make myself sick when no-one was home. I'm not bulimic- it's only happened twice before and both times were months ago. There was no blood on either of the previous occasions. This morning, barely anything came out, just a little thick, bright red blood. I've tried googling it but all I've found relates to blood in vomit as a consequence of longterm bulimia or else excessive alcohol intake- neither of which are the case with me. It's probably nothing, just wondering if it happens to many others or if it's something I should be at all concerned about?
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    I should't worry too much. Probably just the violent contractions of your stomach lining and/or oesophagus causes blood to be brought up So long as it doesn't happen every time you'll be fine.

    If you are worried, a trip to the doctor can never cause any harm even if it's just for piece of mind.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Today I made a stupid, spur of the moment decision to make myself sick when no-one was home. I'm not bulimic- it's only happened twice before and both times were months ago. There was no blood on either of the previous occasions. This morning, barely anything came out, just a little thick, bright red blood. I've tried googling it but all I've found relates to blood in vomit as a consequence of longterm bulimia or else excessive alcohol intake- neither of which are the case with me. It's probably nothing, just wondering if it happens to many others or if it's something I should be at all concerned about?
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    Pro tip: Don't make yourself sick? :erm: Probably nothing, but monitor it - if you do have blood in your vomit in future occasions, you should speak to your doctor about it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Today I made a stupid, spur of the moment decision to make myself sick when no-one was home. I'm not bulimic- it's only happened twice before and both times were months ago. There was no blood on either of the previous occasions. This morning, barely anything came out, just a little thick, bright red blood. I've tried googling it but all I've found relates to blood in vomit as a consequence of longterm bulimia or else excessive alcohol intake- neither of which are the case with me. It's probably nothing, just wondering if it happens to many others or if it's something I should be at all concerned about?
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    See your doctor. Blood in vomit is not normal and if you're not frequently forcing yourself to vomit and if you've not been drinking to excess it could be indicative of other problems which should not wait to be treated. When you say a little how much do you actually mean?
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    i might be wrong but i believe the stomach acids and force of throwing up can rip the linings, therefore causing blood to come up
    if you feel pain or it happens again then i would see the doctor
    in the mean time, just don't make yourself throw up
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    And why did you make yourself sick? You could have ruptured a blood vessell in your stomach or oesophagus when forcing yourself to puke.
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    (Original post by tommy5x)
    See your doctor. Blood in vomit is not normal and if you're not frequently forcing yourself to vomit and if you've not been drinking to excess it could be indicative of other problems which should not wait to be treated. When you say a little how much do you actually mean?
    Very little! I don't know- about enough to fill a bottle-cap?
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    I'd be more worried about the reasons for making yourself sick rather than the blood
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    you gonna die brah
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    (Original post by Cybele)
    And why did you make yourself sick? You could have ruptured a blood vessell in your stomach or oesophagus when forcing yourself to puke.
    Like I said before, it was a bad, spur of the moment decision. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't because I felt uncomfortable with my weight- of course it was, I wouldn't do it just for the sake of it. I know that making yourself throw up isn't healthy- I did try to avoid it, but once the thought had came into my head, I couldn't relax until I'd tried it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Today I made a stupid, spur of the moment decision to make myself sick when no-one was home. I'm not bulimic- it's only happened twice before and both times were months ago. There was no blood on either of the previous occasions. This morning, barely anything came out, just a little thick, bright red blood. I've tried googling it but all I've found relates to blood in vomit as a consequence of longterm bulimia or else excessive alcohol intake- neither of which are the case with me. It's probably nothing, just wondering if it happens to many others or if it's something I should be at all concerned about?
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    1. you vomited
    2. you were bleeding
    o.O
    i would suggest that you may have a sore throat or something, and the vomit just 'angered' it :dontknow:
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    Well it's better than a big Crip.
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    I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you, but you have AIDS
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    What colour was the blood? If it was bright red it's probably just a cut in your throat and you'll be OK. If it was dark like coffee grounds then you could be bleeding internally and you need to see a doctor. As you're not bulimic I suspect it was just your throat, you'll probably be fine but I suggest you don't do it again!
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    (Original post by refref)
    so you were just sitting alone at home and thought "Mmmm, I'm bored, I'm gonna THROW UP, YEH, THATS FUN!"
    You clearly didn't read the thread properly.
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    (Original post by PointeShoes-x)
    What colour was the blood? If it was bright red it's probably just a cut in your throat and you'll be OK. If it was dark like coffee grounds then you could be bleeding internally and you need to see a doctor. As you're not bulimic I suspect it was just your throat, you'll probably be fine but I suggest you don't do it again!
    Thanks for your reply.

    It was bright red. Considering I don't feel unwell or anything, I assumed it was nothing at all- I just didn't know if it would be dangerous to do it again. I know that sounds really stupid, and I don't know how to explain it. I don't plan to do it, but like I mentioned earlier, when a thought like that comes into my head, it won't leave.
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    If the vomiting had been irrepressible and you'd found the blood in it, then I'd say there may be a problem. However, in this instance it seems quite likely that it's just a byproduct of the act of forcing the vomit; I'd presume that your body would not have been as prepared as when you naturally need to do it.

    It's perhaps worth mentioning to your doctor, but unless it happens again or you notice any in your stool, then I wouldn't be too worried. I would, however, tell your doctor that you've made yourself sick several times now. I know you claim that it's not bulimia, certainly not in the full-blown sense, but using vomiting to control your weight or to control feelings about your weight is not healthy, and may well develop into an eating disorder if not addressed. If you truly are overweight, then your doctor will be able to give you some advice/perhaps refer you to a dietician if desired, or if you seem to be healthy, it may be worth looking into the reasons why you're feeling like this, and perhaps speaking to an eating disorder specialist/counsellor.
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    (Original post by suuuuuuseh)
    If the vomiting had been irrepressible and you'd found the blood in it, then I'd say there may be a problem. However, in this instance it seems quite likely that it's just a byproduct of the act of forcing the vomit; I'd presume that your body would not have been as prepared as when you naturally need to do it.

    It's perhaps worth mentioning to your doctor, but unless it happens again or you notice any in your stool, then I wouldn't be too worried. I would, however, tell your doctor that you've made yourself sick several times now. I know you claim that it's not bulimia, certainly not in the full-blown sense, but using vomiting to control your weight or to control feelings about your weight is not healthy, and may well develop into an eating disorder if not addressed. If you truly are overweight, then your doctor will be able to give you some advice/perhaps refer you to a dietician if desired, or if you seem to be healthy, it may be worth looking into the reasons why you're feeling like this, and perhaps speaking to an eating disorder specialist/counsellor.
    This is good advice.
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