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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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What does it mean if my vomit is dark brown color?

What does it mean if my vomit is dark brown color?

Blood: I am concerned that you are bleeding into your stomach -- anything from too much pepperoni pizza to a life-threatening stomach ulcer. A physician's office visit is in order if this persists for more than a few days. ...Read more

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What doesit mean if you vomit a dark green colour?

What doesit mean if you vomit a dark green colour?

Dark green vomitis: If you haven' t eaten green vegetables you may be vomiting bile. See your doctor asap to make sure you dont have an obstruction of your bile duct. ...Read more

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Vomited this morning and it consisted of brown flakes and some dark brown and black blobs. I didnt vomit to much.

Vomited this morning and it consisted of brown flakes and some dark brown and black blobs. I didnt vomit to much.

Somewhat concerning: What's concerning is the dark brown and more so black. If you ate something that may look like that, then it's less concerning - though not too many people eat things that are black!. The reason for the concern is that blood can oxidize in the intestinal tract and appear black and vomiting blood is always something for concerned. I would encourage you to review this with your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Gtubetoddler. vomits often. Not sick-Lots of fancy tests but No cause has been found.Vomit is normally his white formula. Tonight it's dark green?

Gtubetoddler. vomits often. Not sick-Lots of fancy tests but No cause has been found.Vomit is normally his white formula. Tonight it's dark green?

G-tube vomiting: No positive PH probe overnight in the hospital for reflux esophagitis? That is surprising. Bilious vomitus is bright yellow green. That happens after usually after multiple times of vomiting in a row. Coffee grounds-looking vomitus can be from bleeding from the upper GI tract. Please let us know which fancy tests have been done. Do you keep your toddler upright for 1/2-1 hour after feeds? ...Read more

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Going through chemo. Vomit is dark green?

Non speciific: Usually means you haven't eaten anything or very little and you are seeing bile. Somtimes taking an acid reducer like pepsid or similar drugs can cut down on this in addition to the drugs your doctor gives you for nausea an vomiting. ...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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What's it mean to vomit dark red mucusy stuff after a coughing fit?

What's it mean to vomit dark red mucusy stuff after a coughing fit?

Get help now: Pain/bleeding/swelling are all signs that you need immediate attention. Call physician now or go to er. ...Read more

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My daughter woke up early this morning vomiting a dark brown mucus. what could this be?

My daughter woke up early this  morning vomiting a dark brown mucus.  what could this be?

Vomiting: if she is vomiting mucous, it may maybe mixed with some old blood. If she has no fever and breathing well, try to use humidifier and drinking enough fluids. ...Read more