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65 Possible Causes for Black Stools, Coffee Ground Emesis

  • 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] Reported cases of gastrointestinal hemorrhage have been in the form of coffee ground emesis, melena, or hematochezia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms Abdominal Pain Hematemesis Coffee-ground Emesis Black tarry stools or Melena Bright red blood per Rectum or Hematochezia (if bleeding is brisk) VIII.[fpnotebook.com]

  • Duodenal Ulcer

    Pain that gets better or worse with eating Nausea or vomiting Signs of blood in vomit Black stools that are sticky like tar, which means the ulcer is bleeding How are ulcers[fairview.org] emesis or melena.[clinicaladvisor.com] Symptoms of a possible emergency include: A sharp, sudden, persistent stomach pain Bloody or black stools Vomiting fresh blood or a material which looks like coffee grounds[familyhealthdiary.co.nz]

  • 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] […] without hematemesis or coffee ground emesis could be separated out).[doi.org] Although not all black stools represent melena, patients who report black stools are much more likely to have a UGIB source.[jamaevidence.mhmedical.com]

  • Gastric Ulcer

    stools.[healthdirect.gov.au] Noticing black stools is also very serious and requires immediate medical attention. Sometimes, changes in appetite or some degree of weight-loss can be noticed as well.[obesityaction.org] Stools that are black or that look like tar, or stools that contain dark red or maroon blood.[uwhealth.org]

  • Esophagitis

    Black stools, anemia (low red-blood cell count), and vomiting of blood are signs of bleeding.[gicare.com]

  • Acute Gastritis

    Common symptoms include: appetite loss indigestion black stools nausea vomiting bloody vomit that looks like used coffee grounds pain in the upper part of the abdomen a full[cmc.ph] (Acute gastritis) Introduction Presentation Symptoms recurrent upper abdominal pain hematemesis ( coffee ground emesis ) Evaluation Endoscopy with biopsy gold standard H.[step1.medbullets.com] Call your provider if you develop: Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen that does not go away Black or tarry stools Vomiting blood or coffee-ground-like material[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Varices

    A 58-year-old man with hepatitis B cirrhosis noticed black stools and underwent an endoscopy at a community hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ballooning of blood vessels (veins) may cause vessels to rupture causing: vomiting of blood, tarry black stools.[quizlet.com] They may not vomit but pass dark black stools. If bleeding ever occurs, the person should go directly to the emergency room. How are esophageal varices treated?[capitolgi.com]

  • Gastric Cancer

    Gastric cancer symptoms may include a loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, stomach discomfort, heartburn, black stool, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, feeling full[columbiasurgery.org] Stomach cancers may also bleed, resulting in the vomiting of blood or the appearance of black, tarry stools (melena).[cancersupportivecare.com] […] or bloody stools.[klinikum-friedrichshafen.com]

  • Esophageal Ulcer

    A slight bleeding may occur, vomiting blood that is bright red in color or coffee ground black and dark, tarry stools. This type of stool condition is called melena.[streetdirectory.com] If you are experiencing stomach pain that is worsened or relieved with food, or black tarry stools, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician (family doctor or[zocdoc.com]

  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma

    A 60-year-old man who had a pain and distention in his upper abdomen presented melena. Gastroscopy and pathology revealed a gastric cancer.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] With increasing progression, bleeding occurs, and the blood is expelled as hematemesis, melena or hematochezia.[symptoma.com] Right: 70 year-old man with melena as his only presenting symptom; no nausea, vomiting, early satiety or pain.[endoatlas.com]

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