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A 17-year-old male asked:

Vomited this morning and it consisted of brown flakes and some dark brown and black blobs. i didnt vomit to much.

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Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Not Serious: it is likely not significant, unless it recurs;
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Somewhat concerning: What's concerning is the dark brown and more so black. If you ate something that may look like that, then it's less concerning - though not too many people eat things that are black!. The reason for the concern is that blood can oxidize in the intestinal tract and appear black and vomiting blood is always something for concerned. I would encourage you to review this with your doctor. Good luck
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Last updated Oct 9, 2016

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