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An 8 year old child is vomiting small amounts of blood and what has the appearance of coffee grounds. What could be possible cause?

An 8 year old child is vomiting small amounts of blood and what has the appearance of coffee grounds. What could be possible cause?

Go to ER: Coffee ground emesis(vomit) suggests that there is bleeding in the esophagus, stomach or upper small intestine. The reasons are multifactorial and require an exam. It could be serious, depending on the amount and source of bleeding. Don't delay-take your child in now. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

May be blood: Coffee grounds substance appearing in loose bowel movements may be digested blood from a bleed higher up in the intestinal tract. Blood in you gastrointestinal tract can act almost like a laxative and make you go looser than usual. I would get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Causes of vomite that looks like coffee grounds?

Causes of vomite that looks like coffee grounds?

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 more

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What are coffee grounds that are vomited?

What are coffee grounds that are vomited?

Blood: Blood mixes with acid in the stomach and looks dark brown like coffee when vomited up. ...Read more

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I find what looks like coffee grounds in my underwear only in the morning

I find what looks like coffee grounds in my underwear only in the morning

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

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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?

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 more

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What does vomiting brown coffee grounds mean?

What does vomiting brown coffee grounds mean?

Gastro Bleed: It means a bleed in the upper intestinal tract, usually the stomach or esophagus. The acid of the stomach makes the blood turn black. You need an evaluation as to the cause and you need treatment for the cause of the bleed- this should not be ignored. ...Read more

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My son is vomiting uncontrollably and is vomiting what looks like brown coffee grounds what causes that?

My son is vomiting uncontrollably and is vomiting what looks like brown coffee grounds what causes that?

Blood in stomach: Blood mixes with acid in the stomach and looks like coffee-grounds. The blood could be from an ulcer in the stomach, or could come from a broken blood vessel or capillary in the esophagus. ...Read more

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I noticed two new tiny black dots on my leg after a mild sunburn. They are very small and resemble coffee grounds. What could they be?

I noticed two new tiny black dots on my leg after a mild sunburn. They are very small and resemble coffee grounds. What could they be?

Black dots from sun: This are called blood blisters within tiny veins. They will resolve. If they are brown and persist for 2-3 months, have them checked. ...Read more

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Normal stool but when I wipe there is small amount of what looks like coffee grounds mixed in on TP last 3 days since small amount is this normal?

Normal stool but when I wipe there is small amount of what looks like coffee grounds mixed in on TP  last 3 days since small amount is this normal?

Not normal : Your description of coffee grounds is classic for bleeding which has occurred in the stomach and by the time it has reached the colon and rectum has oxidized and turned dark with coffee ground appearance. It implies there is something causing losing of blood from your stomach or soffit guess. It is important that you get this evaluated as soon as possible before it gets worse. Stop any aspirin or Motrin immediately. ...Read more

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I have had sever water diarreah for a year and last night it looked like coffee grounds how serious is it and what could it be i'm 35 yr old female?

Blood in stool: Coffee grounds or black, tarry stools suggest gastrointestinal bleeding from the stomach or small intestine. Bright red blood in the feces suggests bleeding in the colon or from hemorrhoids. It could be that you have an ulcer in your stomach or duodenum. The presence of watery diarrhea for one year suggests a condition called zollinger-ellison syndrome. Do you have abdominal pain as well? See md. ...Read more