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vomiting and black diarrhea

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
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
30 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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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
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A 82-year-old female 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
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Go to ER: At age of 82 with liquid Diarrhea and black colored vomiting she needs to be checked and treated asap and should go to nearesr ER/ There is a risk of ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Weiss
46 years experience Endocrinology
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 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hogan Shy
Dr. Hogan Shy answered
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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
27 years experience Infectious Disease
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 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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
39 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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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
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If stools are: black, tarry and malodorous - this could be due to bleeding in the GI tract. It can also be due to eating certain foods or some medications. If there ... Read More
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