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What can blood in vomit look like? Red or pink or black?

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Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

It also can look brown or like coffee grounds.
If you're experiencing any of the above, call 911 or at least have someone else drive you to the er, as this can quickly become life-threatening.

In brief: Yes

It also can look brown or like coffee grounds.
If you're experiencing any of the above, call 911 or at least have someone else drive you to the er, as this can quickly become life-threatening.
Dr. Richard Dudrak
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Any of them

In vomitus, active brisk bleeding may look like a unit of transfused blood.
If this is what you're seeing, call 911 immediately.Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserves urgent evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.".

In brief: Any of them

In vomitus, active brisk bleeding may look like a unit of transfused blood.
If this is what you're seeing, call 911 immediately.Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserves urgent evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.".
Dr. Charles Cattano
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