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Dark black vomit. .. what should I do?

Dark black vomit. .. what should I do?

Seek care ASAP: Unless you have eaten a dark food like chocolate that would explain the color you need to seek care ASAP. Dark black or coffee ground like vomit is possibly blood. You could have a bleeding ulcer, or leaking blood vessel. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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I have black vomit with my morning sickness. Is this normal?

I have black vomit with my morning sickness. Is this normal?

No: It represents old blood that may be due to intravesical abnormal bleeding. Pleas tell your OB immediately. ...Read more

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I vomited black vomit, should I be worried? I am nauseated and can't keep any food down.

I vomited black vomit, should I be worried? I am nauseated and can't keep any food down.

Black vomit: Black vomit is probably from bleeding from the stomach, it can happen with bleeding stomach ulcer, when taking medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen etc... See a doctor for further evaluation or go to the nearest er if it continues. ...Read more

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I threw up black vomit four day ago. I think it was because I was drinking Pepsi and black velvet. Could I be internally bleeding. I feel fine now?

I threw up black vomit four day ago. I think it was because I was drinking Pepsi and black velvet. Could I be internally bleeding. I feel fine now?

Bleed: If you were bleeding from the upper digestive tract (stomach or duodenum) red blood would be noticeable. In addition, within 1-3 days your stools would be black. It appears that the color of your vomitus was due to materials that you ingested since you didn't pass black stool. ...Read more

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If a person has black vomit after drinking red wine is this normal?

If a person has black vomit after drinking red wine is this normal?

NO, not "normal": "black vomit" indicates there may be bleeding in the stomach or esophagus. Alcohol-induced gastritis can cause this. You need to stop drinking alcohol and see your physician asap. ...Read more

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I drank way too much and puked a purple black vomit, it was saturday night and I'm still standing. Is this internal bleeding?

I drank way too much and puked a purple black vomit, it was saturday night and I'm still standing. Is this internal bleeding?

It could be: Drinking alcohol excessively can irritate the lining of your stomach, causing gastritis. If severe, it can bleed. If you've been drinking like this for a long time, you can have enlarged blood vessels in your esophagus which can also bleed -- and which could be "puked." please see your physician about this bleeding, and also take a look at your drinking habits. ...Read more

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Had dark black vomit and stool. Vomit recently changed to bright red. Very severe cramping on the lower right side. Is this an ulcer or gastritis?

Had dark black vomit and stool. Vomit recently changed to bright red. Very severe cramping on the lower right side. Is this an ulcer or gastritis?

Go to the ER: You need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. If you were my family member, I would have you seen emergently for your symptoms. You most likely have a GI bleed. ...Read more

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Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it, stool is black?

Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it, stool is black?

May be G.I. Bleeding: If you are taking any iron preparation, stop it.
If stools are still black, you need to see your doctor to investigate the problem. ...Read more

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Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it and stool is black. What's wrong with me?

Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it and stool is black. What's wrong with me?

See MD: If stools are true jet black and not on medications, that may be indication upper GI tract bleeding. This needs md evaluation right away or go to er. ...Read more

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I am throwing up gray and a little bit of black vomit small amount of stomach pain what could be the cause also starting to get head ache?

I am throwing up gray and a little bit of black vomit small amount of stomach pain what could be the cause also starting to get head ache?

Black is Bad: Your situation could be very dangerous. Seek evaluation with your physician or an emergency room to undergo testing as soon as possible. Symptoms of black vomit could suggest bleeding in the stomach from a small ulcer, however small things can become big things rapidly and be very dangerous. Don't delay getting an assessment and discuss all medications you may use, even if over the counter. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my bf throws up a dark green almost black color vomit?

What does it mean when my bf throws up a dark green almost black color vomit?

Bile: Bilious vomitus is that color. If he has frequent episodes of vomiting, inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), gall bladder problems, hepatitis, intestinal adhesions, peptic ulcer, hiatal hernia are possibilities and he should be examined by a physician. Have him abstain from alcohol, caffeine, greasy and very spicy foods, nicotine in the meantime ...Read more

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Can black / red vomit be caused from alcohol?

Can black / red vomit be caused from alcohol?

Very likely: Chronic/excessive alcohol drinking could lead to various ailments including hepatitis, liver failure, portal hypertension, bleeding ulcers leading to black/red vomit. ...Read more

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I been pooping black and vomiting brownish please help in have no idea what happings?

I been pooping black and vomiting brownish please help in have no idea what happings?

NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, ; call your doctor right away 4 evaluation ...Read more

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Yesterday I felt I swallowed an open stapler pin. Now d stool is dark or black. No vomiting so far. A little pain in abdomen. What should I do now??

Yesterday I felt I swallowed an open stapler pin. Now d stool is dark or black. No vomiting so far. A little pain in abdomen. What should I do now??

You need a doctor: You should get an xray to check the location of the thing you swallowed AND you need a doctor to check if you have blood in the stool and to advise you if this thing has to be retrieved from inside you, or be allowed to come through on its own. ...Read more

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My 58 year old male friend has been vomiting black coffee ground looking and very smelly for a week plus 1 to 5 times a day, he is also having pain an?

My 58 year old male friend has been vomiting black coffee ground looking and very smelly for a week plus 1 to 5 times a day, he is also having pain an?

Get thee to the ER: Your friend needs to go to the Emergency Room immediately as he probably has internal bleeding and could die. ...Read more

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What could it mean when I am throwing up black vomit, having black diarrhea, and my intestines are swollen? Intestines are hard to the touch

What could it mean when I am throwing up black vomit, having black diarrhea, and my intestines are swollen? Intestines are hard to the touch

I: I hope you are better by now. Sorry it took so long to respond. Black vomit suggests bleeding in the stomach or just below the stomach. Abdominal pain plus the vomiting do make me concern about a bleeding ulcer or serious inflammation in your stomach. If you are have symptoms at this time, visit an emergency room or urgent care center to get checked out. ...Read more

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Black flecks in vomit after drinking vodka? What should I do?

Black flecks in vomit after drinking vodka? What should I do?

Probable gastritis: Alcohol is a toxin to the GI tract and can present with inflammation of the lining to the point of bleeding. The black flecks is what us doctors call 'coffee grounds' or old, digested blood. It would be best to abstain from alcohol use for the time being and use an otc antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec for a few days until you start feeling better. ...Read more

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If you drink a lot of red wine and vomit black what causes this?

Wine and emesis: You need to see your internist and have GI testing done as the symptoms may be serious. ...Read more

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What is best to do and what should I eat, after vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol and smoked weed?

What is best to do and what should I eat, after vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol and smoked weed?

Vomiting black: The best thing to do now after drinking too much, smoking weed, and then "vomiting black, " is to be seen by your physician. You could be bleeding from your stomach -- the black could be old blood. You may also need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Please do not drink any more alcohol or smoke any more weed before getting yourself checked out medically. ...Read more

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My friends had fainted and had a slight seizure a few days ago and the today was vomiting black stuff, what can that be? He has had leukemia in the past

My friends had fainted and had a slight seizure a few days ago and the today was vomiting black stuff, what can that be? He has had leukemia in the past

Usually: Usually when people are vomiting black stuff, they are vomiting blood. With a history of leukemia and an episode that was probably a faint with some seizure-like movements what comes to mind is a GI bleed with fainting from anemia. Your friend should get to a doctor fast. ...Read more