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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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Digestive Bleeding (Definition)

Digestive bleeding is also known as Gastrointestinal bleeding. Digestive bleeding is a clinical finding in which a person has bleeding in his digestive system. The digestive system starts from the mouth, goes to the throat, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and ends at the anus. Bleeding in this system can cause red or ...Read more


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Ate plane food (chicken+spinach+potato) now me and brother have diarrhea, he is vomiting too, has continued for 5 days now i have blood in stool.

Ate plane food (chicken+spinach+potato) now me and brother have diarrhea, he is vomiting too,  has continued for 5 days  now i have blood in stool.

Food poisoning: This could be a food poisoning.If this has continued for 5 days and there is blood you should see a doctor.This could be Shigella and need antibiotics. ...Read more

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5 day Runny/watery stools, constipation, stomach Cramps that come and go. Vomiting. Strips that look like blood in stool. Please help me?

5 day Runny/watery stools, constipation, stomach Cramps that come and go. Vomiting. Strips that look like blood in stool. Please help me?

Gi exam needed: see general MD first. Have stools tested for infections If not resolved may need further work up by GI MD to look at bowel ...Read more

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9 yr old flu symps Diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting w some red blood in stool. A little came out in bed. Bright red and a little jelly like concern?

9 yr old flu symps Diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting w some red blood in stool.  A little came out  in bed. Bright red and a little jelly like concern?

Seek medical help: Blood in stool can be from several causes in children. One of them is dysentery , another is intussusception. In any case it's very important to have the child evaluated as soon as possible. Take him in to his MD for work up. ...Read more

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Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood in stool.

Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood in stool.

Irritable bowel: Watch to see if your symptoms occur after having milk/cheese/yogurt. You may have a lactose intolerance. If symptoms occur after eating bread/rice/cake you have be gluten sensitive. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

Gastrointestinal bleeding is bleeding that occurs anywhere in the digestive tract (which runs from the mouth to the anus). Blood may be seen in vomit or stool. Common causes include infections, hemorrhoids, and damage to the lining ...Read more


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Blood In Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal ...Read more


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