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Appearance Of Coffee Grounds
An 8 year old child is vomiting small amounts of blood and what has the appearance of coffee grounds. What could be possible cause?
If a toddler had "coffee grounds" stool, would it be obvious? Would the entire stool have the appearance of grounds or a few pieces mixed into stool?
Coffee ground stool: Coffee ground stool in a toddler can have an entire stool of coffee grounds as well as having coffee grounds mixedin the stool. ...Read more
Blood vs. not: A classic description of coffee ground vomiting in medicine is suggestive of bleeding in the upper GI tract, more frequently from an active stomach or duodenal ulcer, however, I do see a lot of people who claim to have had this time of vomiting when in reality no ulcer is found. Some foods may like jam may mislead one. I would still see a physician to rule out bleeding as it is of major concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a couple of episodes of vommiting what looks like coffee grounds? Also have upper left ab pain.
If : If it is particulary dark, there may be blood as an ingredient. If you have black, tarry, foul smelling stool, this normally is blood in the stool. Blood in the stool should be evaluated forth with. ...Read more
I've been puking black gunk that looks like coffee grounds yet i haven't had coffee or anythung black to eat in weeks. What does this mean?
I have a strange addiction to eating coffee grounds throughout the day. I stopped for a while, but the urge has returned. Is this harmful?
How's the iron level: It is interesting that you say you have iron deficiency; the urge to eat odd things like ice or chalk or even dirt can be a sign of iron or other mineral deficiency. It's called 'pica' and given your history i would definitely get your iron level checked. It can also occur in pregnancy but i would assume that's not your situation. Sometimes ocd or obsessive compulsive disorders are the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having diarrhea w/ what looks like coffee grounds in it today. Should i be concerned?
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