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A 19-year-old male asked:

Why my vomit is black? i went drinking last night and i woke up vomiting, which is totally normal due to hangover, but this time it was black. why?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Black vomit: This may mean that you are bleeding in your stomach and vomiting blood, which is black when it comes from stomach contents. You must call your doctor to be seen as soon as possible, or go to the er, to be sure you do not hemorrhage more blood.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Bleeding in Stomach?: Black vomiting is usually caused by bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract.Occasionally it may be due to something you ate is dark brown like chocolate cake or black if you did not eat anything dark you need to see your doctor as soon as possible or go to er and get checked as it can be serious.

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