A member asked:

My husband ate pork ribs for dinner last nite. at 1 am woke up with diarrhea with cold sweats and at about 10am vomiting black tarry substance.

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Dr. Shari Schabowski answered

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 usually from bleeding in the stomach. Black tarry stools that are loose suggest severe bleeding in bowel tract. This is an emergency. Get to the doctor.

Answered 7/29/2014



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