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I have had severe nausea for a over a week and just had vomit that looks like coffee grounds and constipation with black stool. Whats wrong with me?

I have had severe nausea for a over a week and just had vomit that looks like coffee grounds and constipation with black stool. Whats wrong with me?

Nausea, dark stools,: Sounds like you have a disorder with your stomach. Most likely either inflammation of the lining ( gastritis) or an ulcer. You should see your physician. An upper endoscopy will probably be ordered. In the meantime stop any alcohol, Aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication intake and start over the counter pepsid, Prilosec or zantac ...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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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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I have had diahrrea for 11 days now that either looks like bial or coffee grounds along with severe vomiting and abdominal cramping light headed ness ?

I have had diahrrea for 11 days now that either looks like bial or coffee grounds along with severe vomiting and abdominal cramping light headed ness ?

Need to see doc now.: Persistent vomiting and diarrhea that looks like coffee grounds, abdominal pain and lightheadedness needs to be seen by a doc sooner rather than later. Concern for bleeding from your GI tract and dehydration or serious blood loss. Do not take ibuprofen, Aspirin or naprosyn in the interim. ...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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What are coffee grounds that are vomited?

What are coffee grounds that are vomited?

Blood: Blood mixes with acid in the stomach and looks dark brown like coffee when vomited up. ...Read more

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