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What should I do about coffee ground-like vomit?

What should I do about coffee ground-like vomit?

Bleeding: Coffee ground vomiting means a mixture of blood in the GI tract and acid. The acid makes the blood turn black. You should find out the cause of the gastrointestinal bleed. Most likely, this will involve a procedure with a scope, where they look into the esophagus, stomach, and intestines to determine the cause of the bleed and to treat it. ...Read more

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Since two weeks every morning till early afternoon I vomit around 10 times a day and I can see brown bits like coffee ground inside, no anaemia?

Since two weeks every morning till early afternoon I vomit around 10 times a day and I can see brown bits like coffee ground inside, no anaemia?

See doctor: What you described needs to be checked out by a doctor. Could you be pregnant? You may do a home pregnancy test. Pregnant or not, you should see a doctor. If you are pregnant, you must see a doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause both protein in urine and coffee ground vomit?

Is there anything that can cause both protein in urine and coffee ground vomit?

Bleed, leaky filter: Protein in urine means kidney filter is leaky. Coffee grounds means there may be bleeding in the stomach. Urine protein must be confirmed and quantified. If it is confirmed, various tests should be done to find out the reason. You must seek medical advice to get this checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee ground emesis-- what could have happened?

My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee ground emesis-- what could have happened?

Bleeding: "coffee ground emesis" implies vomited blood that originated in the stomach. This can occur with any bleeding in the upper GI tract; bleeding ulcers and ruptured blood vessels (varices) are among more common causes. While the specific cause is not clear from this history, ultimately the bleeding was probably the issue. ...Read more

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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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My son is vomiting uncontrollably and is vomiting what looks like brown coffee grounds what causes that?

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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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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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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My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee grounds, what could have caused that?

My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee grounds, what could have caused that?

Unsure: I am not sure why she passed away, but coffee ground is a sign of gastro-esophageal bleeding (causes of GI bleed may include, gastric ulcer, gastric cancer, esophageal varices etc.). ...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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I have cramps and diarrhea that was bloody but now looks like coffee grounds. Nasea but no vomiting. No fever?

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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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 (naproxen) in the interim. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back on the right side and I threw up couple of time and this time there was grounded coffee like particle in it.

I have pain in my lower back on the right side and I threw up couple of time and this time there was grounded coffee like particle in it.

It sounds like you: Might have a kidney infection. I think you should be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. I suggest you go to a stat care facility or ER for a thorough evaluation tonight. ...Read more

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