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My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee ground emesis-- what could have happened?

My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee ground emesis-- what could have happened?

Bleeding: "Coffee ground emesis" implies vomited blood that originated in the stomach. This can occur with any bleeding in the upper GI tract; bleeding ulcers and ruptured blood vessels (varices) are among more common causes. While the specific cause is not clear from this history, ultimately the bleeding was probably the issue. ...Read more

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Is coffee ground emesis bad when you have blood in stool?

Is coffee ground emesis bad when you have blood in stool?

Yes, needs eval: Coffee ground emesis desribes vomiting up material that looks like 'coffee grounds' but is actually blood in the stomach. This is a serious problem whether there is blood in the stool or not. Coffee ground emesis needs to be evaluated by a physician immediately as this can be a life-threatening problem. ...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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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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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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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 dad was throwing up black looked like coffie grounds he won't go get seen what could be wron with hin?

My dad was throwing up black looked like coffie grounds he won't go get seen what could be wron with hin?

Coffee ground emesis: This could be a serious problem. Coffee grounds usually means old blood. Bleeding in the stomach may have many causes but includes ulcers, tumors and abnormal blood vessels. ...Read more

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Vomiting after drinking coffee what's wrong?

Vomiting after drinking coffee what's wrong?

Coffee intolerance: It's not uncommon to develop an intolerance to caffeine. Both the heat and the coffee itself can irritate your stomach. Many people have to switch to decaf or no caffeine at all. As long as you're not having pain you should be okay. If you're used to a large coffee intake, expect a headache from withdrawal, although not necessarily. ...Read more

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I have been throwing up pink fluid all week, migrain, fevish, can not keep anything down had no coffee for the past 5 days what could be the problem?

Migraine: Migraine is often associated with nausea and vomiting. Pink color suggests some element of bleeding — esophageal tears (Mallory-Weiss Syndrome) commonly occurs in this setting. Fever is NOT part of it. You need to rule out a CNS infection and status migraine — 2 serious issues. Please go to the ER or call your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why I feel like vomiting after drinking a hazelnut coffee? I had diarhoea right after btw I'm on diet & consume 2 meals per day as I wake up at lunch

Why I feel like vomiting after drinking a hazelnut coffee? I had diarhoea right after btw I'm on diet & consume 2 meals per day as I wake up at lunch

If it only happens..: If it only happens when you drink hazelnut coffee, and you are otherwise well, then don't drink hazelnut coffee! It could also be lactose intolerance if you are putting milk in the coffee. In any case, avoid it for a day or two and see if your symptoms go away. If they do, you have your answer and you need to not drink hazelnut coffee. ...Read more

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Absominal pain below my ribcage which spreads to my back after coffee, bacon, chips, etc. It is as if there's a blockage. Only relieved by vomiting?

Absominal pain below my ribcage which spreads to my back after coffee, bacon, chips, etc. It is as if there's a blockage. Only relieved by vomiting?

Needs evaluation: Gallbladder dysfunction is first on my mind. Also, gastritis (stomach irritation) or a duodenal ulcer. You need an exam and probably some simple imaging studies to help your doctor sort this out. Don't wait, these symptoms are important to have looked at soon. ...Read more

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Vomiting 2 times in a week now feeling bloated and with some stomach pain. I work nights so I drink loads of coffee, I feel worst when I'm working.

Vomiting 2 times in a week now feeling bloated and with some stomach pain. I work nights so I drink loads of coffee, I feel worst when I'm working.

Less coffee then: And sodas, if take pain pills like asprin or aleve/advil or drink too much alcohol or stressed out can cause ulcer, and if smoke all goes bad so never do this, relax get sleep, less coffee, moderate, try some tums/Mylanta and Prilosec or similar for 2 weeks if not better see gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground feces?

What causes coffee ground feces?

Bleeding: Coffee ground is a term usually used for emesis and tarry black stools is the term for feces. Both denote bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground poop?

What causes coffee ground poop?

Blood: Although other causes of dark, black or coffee ground stools can sometimes confuse the picture, it is essential to get tested for blood passing through the GI tract. If there is no blood, then consider iron supplements, pepto-bismol or certain foods as the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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ER said I have colitis. Can this cause coffee ground diarrhea? Happened after I left so didn't ask. Is it an emergency or can it wait for dr appt?

ER said I have colitis. Can this cause coffee ground diarrhea? Happened after I left so didn't ask. Is it an emergency or can it wait for dr appt?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Don't delay your referral to the Gastroenterologist please. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause both protein in urine and coffee ground vomit?

Bleed, leaky filter: Protein in urine means kidney filter is leaky. Coffee grounds means there may be bleeding in the stomach. Urine protein must be confirmed and quantified. If it is confirmed, various tests should be done to find out the reason. You must seek medical advice to get this checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are coffee ground stools a sign of?

What are coffee ground stools a sign of?

Coffee ground: Coffee ground stools are generally a sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed. Best to see a doctor if this happens. ...Read more

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What should I do about coffee ground-like vomit?

Bleeding: Coffee ground vomiting means a mixture of blood in the GI tract and acid. The acid makes the blood turn black. You should find out the cause of the gastrointestinal bleed. Most likely, this will involve a procedure with a scope, where they look into the esophagus, stomach, and intestines to determine the cause of the bleed and to treat it. ...Read more

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My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee grounds, what could have caused that?

My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee grounds, what could have caused that?

Unsure: I am not sure why she passed away, but coffee ground is a sign of gastro-esophageal bleeding (causes of GI bleed may include, gastric ulcer, gastric cancer, esophageal varices etc.). ...Read more

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Coffee ground looking substance all in bowels. Comes and goes. HX of gastritis. Is this a concern? PCP out of town for a week.

Coffee ground looking substance all in bowels. Comes and goes. HX of gastritis. Is this a concern? PCP out of town for a week.

Coffee grounds: Usually we see coffee grounds from vomiting; due to gastritis /ulcerin the stomach. If the pieces are black may be from iron, bismuth (peptobismol do not use has aspirin and will irritate stomach, no NSAIDS, caffeeine, alcohol, either),blueberries are dark or blood. May need prevecid or ranitidine or studies F/u/ this week w/ doc urgent care check blood count, vitals, stool and start w/u ...Read more

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Since two weeks every morning till early afternoon I vomit around 10 times a day and I can see brown bits like coffee ground inside, no anaemia?

Since two weeks every morning till early afternoon I vomit around 10 times a day and I can see brown bits like coffee ground inside, no anaemia?

See doctor: What you described needs to be checked out by a doctor. Could you be pregnant? You may do a home pregnancy test. Pregnant or not, you should see a doctor. If you are pregnant, you must see a doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more