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Dr. Robert Cloud
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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?

Dr. Robert Cloud
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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?

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


Dr. Mary Febbo
Board Certified, Urgent Care
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My son is vomiting uncontrollably and is vomiting what looks like brown coffee grounds what causes that?

Dr. Mary Febbo
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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I have cramps and diarrhea that was bloody but now looks like coffee grounds. Nasea but no vomiting. No fever?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I have cramps and diarrhea that was bloody but now looks like coffee grounds. Nasea but no vomiting. No fever?

Go to the ER!: Black coffee grounds in the stool or in vomiting are signs of fairly recent bleeding, usually in the upper digestive tract. Until the cause is determined, it should be treated as an emergency. You should go to the emergency room immediately. If you are too weak or lightheaded, do not try to drive, call for an ambulance. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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 ?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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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 ?

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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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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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?

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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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?

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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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Been vomiting for a couple days stool look like coffee grounds but no blood when am vomiting is this a emergency?

Dr. Robert Killian
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Been vomiting for a couple days stool look like coffee grounds but no blood when am vomiting is this a emergency?

Go to the doctor: It is not a reason to go to the ear, but going to your physician soon seems warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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My 17 year old daughter is very pale and feeling light headed. She had been vomitting sick that looks like brown coffee granules and also diarohhe ?

Dr. Sewa Legha
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My 17 year old daughter is very pale and feeling light headed. She had been vomitting sick that looks like brown coffee granules and also diarohhe ?

She needs medical Ck: From your description, it appears that she may be having some bleeding from her stomach. Blood loss can cause Anemia and anemia shows up as pale skin and weakness, dizziness etc. She needs to be checked by a doctor today or tomorrow as the bleeding from stomach can become a serious problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
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I started belching and it smelled and taste like rotten eggs with symptoms of diarrhea watery vomiting what look like red blood and coffee grounds

Dr. Dustin Colegrove
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I started belching and it smelled and taste like rotten eggs with symptoms of diarrhea watery vomiting what look like red blood and coffee grounds

Go to the ER: Immediately if you are throwing up blood or coffee ground like material. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried
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What does vomiting brown coffee grounds mean?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
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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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Dr. Phillip Goebel
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