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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