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I was wondering what does brown vomit indicate?

I was wondering what does brown vomit indicate?

Old blood: The brown nemesis is commonly described as "coffee grounds" in the medical field. It is from acid in the stomach digesting blood that is within it. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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My 1 month old baby, ebf, has vomited around 6 times today and once spit up blood and once a brown vomit that looked clumpy, what could this be?

My 1 month old baby, ebf, has vomited around 6 times today and once spit up blood and once a brown vomit  that looked clumpy, what could this be?

Baby vomiting: At one month of age your baby may have pyloric stenosis the blood you see may be due to his wrenching. The brwn residue maybe old blood. In any case this is an emergency situation and your baby should be seen and evaluated as soon as possible x-rays are definitely in order to rule out any othercausesof obstruction. ...Read more

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If you went the ER for swollowing glass and you came back the next day for intense stomach pain and bloody brown vomit. What will happen?

If you went the ER for swollowing glass and you came back the next day for intense stomach pain and bloody brown vomit. What will happen?

Swallow glass: If you swallowed glass the day before and now develop abdominal pain and vomiting with blood, you need to go to the hospital for further work up. You will likely need blood work to see how much blood you lost, abdominal/pelvic ct to make sure there is no perforation, gastroenterology consult for possible endoscopy to determine bleeding source and possible removal of the glass if retrievable. ...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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I've had brown diarhhea and vomiting, body aches and fever, what does that mean?

I've had brown diarhhea and vomiting, body aches and fever, what does that mean?

You probably have: a stomach virus. Take some pepto bismol and see if it helps. Drink lots of liquids if you can. If not better in 2 days,see a Dr. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever. ...Read more

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Coming off 3 meds - fever + mucus for 6wks. Vomiting for 4dys. Water stays down. Plain rice mostly stays down. Now vomiting brown acid. Scared.

Coming off 3 meds - fever + mucus for 6wks. Vomiting for 4dys. Water stays down. Plain rice mostly stays down. Now  vomiting brown acid. Scared.

Ask prescribing DOC: COMING off meds ,?!! Ask your prescribing doctor & take his advise.May be he would refer to appropriate doctor for this development.Good Luck. ...Read more