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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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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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Dealing with Emesis (Checklist)

Stick to clear liquids like ice chips and popsicles
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Drink small amounts of fluids frequently
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Avoid solids until you're able to go several hours without vomiting
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Start with a very bland diet once you're able to eat
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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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Dealing with Emesis (Checklist)

Avoid foods known to aggravate stomach
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Drink small amounts of water frequently
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Most cases resolve quickly, but don't delay seeing a doc if worse
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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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Dealing with Emesis (Checklist)

Remain upright during emesis
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Clear liquid diet
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manage constipation
daily
Avoid alcohol or drugs
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