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02 Sep 2007

Throughing up blood
A friend of mine's son is throughing up blood. What can it be?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Karie

Thank you for visiting

It is possible that he has a bleeding gastric ulcer. I suggest that he consults a Surgeon to have a gastroscopy done, in order to assess if he in fact has one that is causing him to vomit blood.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger
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