Toddler threw up red. Should I be concerned? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-01-2011, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
Nan411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My son just threw up a bit...enough to fit in my cupped hand and it was a light red color. I'm concerned it might be blood. However, now that I think of it he did have a small piece of red licorice last night when we were trick -or- treating (about 8:00 I think). However, that should have been digested by now shouldn't it? He had some oatmeal and apple slices (sans peel) for breakfast. He is playing and doesn't seem sick or anything.

Nan411 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-01-2011, 12:35 PM
 
whozeyermamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I wouldn't worry.

 

If he was throwing up huge amounts of blood or was miserable, then I'd take him in.


Me (40) DH (49) daring DD (9) and darling DS - almost THREE! (born June 25, 2010 in an amazing, unplanned homebirth.jpg

whozeyermamma is offline  
Old 11-01-2011, 07:56 PM
 
mommy212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

It's probably the twizzler. LO will sometimes throw up things much much later. It's like it gets stuck in his stomach or something until he finally throws it up

mommy212 is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 04:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
Nan411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks for the replies. The day I posted this I called the doc and she just said to keep an eye on him. He threw up again that evening then again yesterday (and it was green). I got online to see what it could be and freaked myself out. I kept reading that green vomit meant bile which could mean an intestinal blockage so I took him to the doc this morning. She said he was fine and that a little bit of blood is normal since the force of vomiting sometimes causes bleeding in the esophagus and that bile is normal as well. The reason for the vomiting was most likely that he has a cold and was gagging on mucus. Even though it was nothing serious, I'm glad I took him to the doc so I can stop worrying.

Nan411 is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off