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Spitting little blood when laying down after eating.

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Hi doctor I wanted to know what is happening to me since
every time I eat i spit a little blood and then it stops after three to four spits
I happens to me when I lay down after eating as well

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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Do you have any previous history of reflux disorder or GERD?
In patients with GERD due to constant belching, there will be some oesophagitis which can cause some amount of blood to be spat out.
Do you smoke/ drink? Any recent history of throat infection??
Kindly reply and I will get back to you,

Patient replied :

Thank you for your answer . Yes I have a previous history of GERD . however I do not drink or smoke . what would you suggest ?

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 3 Days.

With a previous history of GERD, the bleeding could be due to esophagitis.
I will advise you to get an UGI endoscopy done for a conclusive diagnosis.
Meanwhile you can try Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg once daily before breakfast and Syrup. Sucralfate 2 teaspoons twice daily before meals. This will help in reducing the bleeding.
Feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
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MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
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Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

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