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Vomiting and black diarrhea

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
BLACK DIARRHEA: Dark stools are usually due to iron intake not melena at this age. Depends on the severity of the sx or if not sure, see md.
Dr. Bradley Allen
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Definitely.: Black stools could indicate the presence of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract and should be evaluated. This can sometimes be painless and relativ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Giaquinta
Specializes in Pediatrics
I would!: Black stools can be a sign of bleeding somewhere in the GI track. Luckily, the test for blood in the stool is a quick and easy test that can be done i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Go to the ER: Black liquid in vomit and diarrhea is usually digested blood. (Iron and peptobismol can also turn stool black, but doesn't cause diarrhea.) He needs t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 47 years experience
I : I hope you are better by now. Sorry it took so long to respond. Black vomit suggests bleeding in the stomach or just below the stomach. Abdominal pain... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hogan Shy
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Diarrhea: There is a possibility of a viral infection - stomach flu. This is also know as gastroenteritis. This is usually self limited and will resolve in 2-3 ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See gastroenterologi: You may have GI bleed , needs to be seen by gastroenterologist. Mostly you have upper GI bleed causing blood in vomiting and subsequent causing black ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
See your surgeon: Call your surgeon and tell them your problems. See your surgeon or go to an er for an evaluation. I cannot tell here online. Needs an evaluation and p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
GI bleeding: “Dark black” stool indicates gastrointestinal bleeding, and her other symptoms suggest it is severe. This could be dangerous. Get her to urgent care o... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Black substance: Any time someone vomits dark/black substance that appears like coffee grounds that they did not ingest - it suggests they are vomiting digested blood... Read More
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