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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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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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I forced myself to throw up and my vomit was a dark brown color and there wasn't a lot. Is that normal?

I forced myself to throw up and my vomit was a dark brown color and there wasn't a lot. Is that normal?

Vomiting: Forced vomiting is never a good idea. Are you sure it wasn't blood altered by the stomach acid. ...Read more

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What if whenever you go out to eat in public you start to throw up whenever your done or half way done? But at home you don't usually vomit

What if whenever you go out to eat in public you start to throw up whenever your done or half way done? But at home you don't usually vomit

Two thoughts...: I have two thoughts on this. One, it could be the foods you're eating, of course, different when eating out as opposed to home. Two, could be an anxiety reaction - social phobia, or a fear of being out in public, or a fear of crowds in general. ...Read more

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Could stevia be causing my son to throw up? He has neen vomiting for almost 5 days since eating a pie made with stevia

Could stevia be causing my son to throw up? He has neen vomiting for almost 5 days since eating a pie made with stevia

Not likely: Stevia is a natural herb. He could be allergic to it or something in the pie but after 5 days, any food should be gone. ...Read more

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3 1/2 month old vomiting when I try to feed him (3 times). He feeds for about 1 min and throws up. He's now asleep. should I try Pedyalite?

3 1/2 month old vomiting when I try to feed him (3 times). He feeds for about 1 min and throws up. He's now asleep. should I try Pedyalite?

You can: But if he keeps vomiting, you want to see his doctor sooner, babies at this age can get dehydrated fast especially with uncontrolled vomiting, they loose a lot of fluids that aren't replaced, good luck ...Read more

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Vomitting so much it has now been 5 hrs and its hurts so bad to throw up that it is now dark brown/black liquid and everytime i sit up i vomit!

Vomitting so much it has now been 5 hrs and its hurts so bad to throw up that it is now dark brown/black liquid and everytime i sit up i vomit!

Get to the ER: Even if it isn't something serious , you need to get something to stop the vomiting. At this point, only an er can offer that. They also need to assess the dark brown/ black liquid. That is likely to be old blood. ...Read more

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Child can drink anything without vomiting but can only eat a few bites of food and be full if eats more will throw up going on 4 days any ideas?

Child can drink anything without vomiting but can only eat a few bites of food and be full if eats more will throw up going on 4 days  any ideas?

Kid vomiting: Inability to keep down just solids makes me think of some type of gastric outlet obstruction - this means things not emptying out of stomach into intestine properly. This is quite unusual in this age group. Could be something as simple as irritation in stomach from a virus to more serious things such as lymph nodes or tumor blocking the outlet. If not better by 7 days, needs peds GI eval and study. ...Read more

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