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Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
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What should I do about coffee ground-like vomit?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
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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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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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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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Is there anything that can cause both protein in urine and coffee ground vomit?

Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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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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Dr. Timothy Ashley
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My grandmother passed away in her sleep and vomited a lot of coffee ground emesis-- what could have happened?

Dr. Timothy Ashley
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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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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Is coffee ground emesis bad when you have blood in stool?

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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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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Dr. Mary Febbo
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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. 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?

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. 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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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. 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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