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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)

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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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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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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Vomiting dark brown. I dcsid consume alcohol all last night until early morning today. Should I be worried?

Vomiting dark brown. I dcsid consume alcohol all last night until early morning today. Should I be worried?

Yes: Bleeding in the esophagus or stomach can occur from ruptured blood vessels or injury to the mucosal lining from excessive alcohol use, particularly in those people with liver disease. You should see your doctor or go to the nearest ER as soon as possible for evaluation and any necessary treatment. ...Read more

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Is normal for there to be specs of blood in vomit immediately after appendectomy? Son began to vomit dark green liquid, still vomiting but normal now?

Is normal for there to be specs of blood in vomit immediately after appendectomy? Son began to vomit dark green liquid, still vomiting but normal now?

Possibly, get check: This is not common to cough blood from appendectomy, but it may be unrelated to the surgery. Could be from the nose or throat irritation from intubation; also rare. Nevertheless, call your surgeon and be safe. ...Read more

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I have had stomach pain upper epagastric area i found a lump now! I have blood in vomit dark red purple color looks like sand what could this be?

I have had stomach pain upper  epagastric area i found a lump now!  I have blood in vomit dark red purple color looks like sand what could this be?

Bleeding?: Vomiting a gritty, sandy dark substance can be what is known as "coffee ground emesis." this can indicate an intestinal bleed and one should seek immediate care at the emergency department of the hospital if this is present. ...Read more