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37 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Occult Blood Positive, Sudden Death

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] 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] Did you have black, tarry stools or red blood in the stools? Have you vomited blood? Did you vomit material that looks like coffee grounds?[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Varices

    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] 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] Symptoms of esophageal varices may include: Painless vomiting of blood Black, tarry or bloody stools Decreased urine output Excessive thirst Light-headedness Paleness Anemia[beaumont.org]

  • Yellow Fever

    The trademark of the disease, however, was the victim's black vomit, composed of blood and stomach acids.[web.archive.org] 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.[tennesseeencyclopedia.net]

  • 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] […] 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]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    […] of blood Bloody or black stools Blood in the urine Vaginal bleeding Unexplained bruises Severe abdominal or back pain Seizures or loss of consciousness in advanced cases[healthcommunities.com] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu] Symptoms of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Abnormal bleeding from anywhere in the body, possibly at several sites at once Tiny, red, pinpointlike dots (petechiae) Vomiting[healthcommunities.com]

  • Peptic Ulcer

    Call the doctor right away if your child has bloody (red or black) vomit or stools.[virtualpediatrichospital.org] blood positive test acute presentation: melena / hematochezia (20%) hematemesis (30%) both melena and hematemesis (50%) perforation affects up to 6% of ulcer patients 1 generalised[radiopaedia.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]

  • Bleeding Peptic Ulcer

    Blood may appear in the vomit. It may appear either red or black, or resemble coffee grounds.[drugs.com] A) Providing IV fluids and inserting a nasogastric tube B) Administering oral bicarbonate and testing the patient's gastric pH level C) Performing a fecal occult blood test[quizlet.com] Peptic ulcers can lead to gastro-intestinal bleeding, which if sudden and serious (because of eating into a blood vessel), can cause imminent death.[monitor.co.ug]

  • Ebola Virus Disease

    She had uncontrollable diarrhea and vomiting.[web.archive.org] Sudden death occurred in a small fraction of patients who were in the recovery phase of their illness, possibly as the result of fatal arrhythmias.[nejm.org] Clinical findings indicate a short illness followed by a sudden death.[doi.org]

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    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] Chronic or occult gastrointestinal bleeding is not apparent to the patient and usually presents as positive fecal occult blood or iron deficiency anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] death associated with cocaine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tuberculosis

    On the twelfth, had copious black and fetid vomitings; much hiccup, painful thirst.[ebooks.adelaide.edu.au] Sudden death due to myocardial tuberculosis.[pubmedcentral.nih.gov] PubMed Google Scholar Wallis PJW, Branfoot AC, Emerson PA: Sudden death due to myocardial tuberculosis.[dx.doi.org]

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