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526 Possible Causes for Black Stools, Black Vomit, Hypothyroidism, Sudden Death

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Black stool, age less than 50 years, and blood urea nitrogen/creatinine ratio of 30 or greater independently predict an upper GI tract bleeding source.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] According to a study by Witting, the strongest predictors were of an upper GI bleed are black stool, age 50 years, and blood urea nitrogen/creatinine ratio 30 or more.[en.wikipedia.org] Your stools are black and look like tar. You have belly pain. You vomit or have nausea. You have trouble swallowing, or it hurts when you swallow.[myhealth.alberta.ca]

  • Esophageal Varices

    Abstract A 58-year-old man with hepatitis B cirrhosis noticed black stools and underwent an endoscopy at a community hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a case of previously unreported sudden unexpected death from noncirrhotic PVT in an asymptomatic elderly woman, review the literature of this entity, and examine[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs of bleeding include: Vomiting blood Black, tarry or bloody stool Feeling lightheaded or passing out (usually when there is a lot of bleeding).[giforkids.com] Ballooning of blood vessels (veins) may cause vessels to rupture causing: vomiting of blood, tarry black stools.[quizlet.com]

    Missing: Hypothyroidism
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Tarry black stools indicate a bleeding source in the upper GI tract; bright red blood from the rectum usually indicates bleeding in the distal colon.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] death associated with cocaine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms Some of the symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding include: Blood in the vomit Coffee ground appearance of vomit Black, tarry stool Bright red blood in stool[news-medical.net] CASE DETAILS: A 92-year-old man with a medical history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypothyroidism, and atrial flutter presented to the emergency department with[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Yellow Fever

    This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[web.archive.org] The trademark of the disease, however, was the victim's black vomit, composed of blood and stomach acids.[web.archive.org] The trademark of the disease, however, was the victim’s black vomit, composed of blood and stomach acids.[tennesseeencyclopedia.net] Bleeding in the mouth, the eyes and in the gastrointestinal tract can cause vomits containing blood (giving the name black vomit).[tripadvisor.com]

    Missing: Hypothyroidism
  • Peptic Ulcer

    […] looks like coffee grounds), black stools or anemia.[web.archive.org] Sudden large bleeding can be life-threatening. It is associated with 5% to 10% death rate.[en.wikipedia.org] Call the doctor right away if your child has bloody (red or black) vomit or stools.[virtualpediatrichospital.org] . 3 Patients should seek immediate medical attention if they vomit blood or food eaten hours to days before, feel cold and clammy or weak and dizzy, or have sudden and severe[pharmacytimes.com]

    Missing: Hypothyroidism
  • Bleeding Peptic Ulcer

    Black stool from blood is called maleana and from food supplements or foods like karo (atapa) is called false maleana.[monitor.co.ug] Blood may appear in the vomit. It may appear either red or black, or resemble coffee grounds.[drugs.com] This will cause red or black blood in vomit or in your stool. A blockage occurs when food is prevented from moving from your stomach into your duodenum.[verywellhealth.com] stools.[healthdirect.gov.au]

    Missing: Hypothyroidism
  • Mercury Poisoning

    Abstract A 26-year-old woman ingested 0.9 g of mercuric chloride in a suicide attempt and developed hematemesis, melena and acute renal failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sensitivity reactions to these diuretics may cause asthma, hives, other skin lesions, and sudden death.[britannica.com] - candida and other yeast infections cancer autoimmune disorder -arthritis -lupus erythematosus (LE) -multiple sclerosis (MS) -scleroderma -amyolateral sclerosis (ALS) -hypothyroidism[mercurypoisoned.com] §Rates of sudden death, not CHD death. Figure 2.[doi.org]

    Missing: Black Vomit
  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Symptoms include vomiting blood, black stool, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate and massive hemorrhage.[livestrong.com] death of traumatic or neurological origin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hematemesis and melena: Mallory-Weiss syndrome. Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 1980;5:289-292.[bestpractice.bmj.com] […] or nausea Loss of consciousness or blacking-out Redness of the face during or after periods of consumption It is possible for a person to reach a level of intoxication that[timberlineknolls.com]

    Missing: Hypothyroidism
  • Digoxin

    stools Drowsiness or confusion Trouble breathing Blurred or double vision, or you see green or yellow halos around lights Swelling in your feet or ankles Sudden weight gain[fairview.org] OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine whether, in older patients receiving digoxin, macrolide antibiotics are associated with sudden death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] or black, tarry stools ; confusion, weakness, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; breast swelling or tenderness; blurred vision, yellowed vision; or (in babies[emedicinehealth.com] Hypokalemia and hypomagesemia sensitize the myocardium to digoxin Digoxin toxicity can be precipitated by conditions such as hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia or hypothyroidism,[thepoisonreview.com]

  • Portal Hypertension

    stools Splenomegaly, or an enlarged spleen May have decreased platelets and left abdominal pain or fullness as a result Because portal hypertension is commonly caused by[radiology.ucla.edu] Management of ascites: This should be gradual to avoid sudden changes in systemic volume status which can precipitate hepatic encephalopathy, renal failure and death.[westchestermedicalcenter.org] Hypothyroidism was detected, and the patient received supplementation with levothyroxine. The ascites dramatically decreased after supplementation with levothyroxine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The management of ascites needs to be gradual to avoid sudden changes in systemic volume status which can precipitate hepatic encephalopathy, renal failure and death.[en.wikipedia.org]

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