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136 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Pallor, Sudden Death

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] A secondary aim is to look for signs of underlying disease and significant comorbid conditions - for example: Pallor and signs of anaemia should be sought.[patient.co.uk] Classification of haemorrhagic shock 1 Examination Inspect: Pallor suggests significant anaemia Jugular venous pressure: reduced in hypovolaemia, but often difficult to assess[geekymedics.com]

  • Exsanguination

    Cardiac arrest and sudden death in dialysis units. Kidney Int. 2001;60:350–7. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 5. Winsett OE, Wolma FJ.[link.springer.com] "Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage Presenting as Sudden Death in Outpatients".[simple.wikipedia.org] Sudden death in hemodialysis patients. J Forensic Sci. 1985;30:158–66. PubMed Google Scholar 4. Karnik JA, Young BS, Lew NL, Herget M, Dubinsky C, Lazarus JM, et al.[link.springer.com]

  • 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] […] of hypovolemic shock caused by loss of blood: [8] Rapid pulse Pulse may be weak (thready) Rapid breathing Anxiety or agitation Cool, clammy skin Weakness Pale skin color (pallor[wikihow.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]

  • 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] In light of developing fluctuant subgaleal fluid associated with pallor, anemia, metabolic acidosis, and respiratory distress, immediate blood transfusion is warranted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu]

  • Cardiac Arrest

    INTRODUCTION: Ondansetron is commonly used to treat vomiting in gastroenteritis, but has a United States Food and Drug Administration black box warning for risk of Q wave[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sudden cardiac death in Singapore Sudden death is usually caused by sudden cardiac arrest, which is a swift and unexpected loss of heart function.[healthxchange.sg] What causes sudden cardiac death? All known heart diseases can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.[web.archive.org]

  • Bleeding Peptic Ulcer

    Blood may appear in the vomit. It may appear either red or black, or resemble coffee grounds.[drugs.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] 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]

  • 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] Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for serious symptoms, pale skin or pallor and difficulty breathing, severe abdominal pain , vomiting blood or black material, or change[healthgrades.com] death associated with cocaine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    Symptoms A person with this condition will vomit blood or pass black, sticky stools after periods of vomiting, retching or coughing.[cedars-sinai.edu] Signs are pallor; tachyardia; in some patients shock. Prevalent in males, usually onset after 30 years of age - it takes some time and effort to drink that much.[whonamedit.com] , unexpected death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Signs and symptoms of bleeding in the digestive system include: Bright red vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds Bright red blood in your stool or black, tarry stools[web.archive.org] 2014 guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology. 5 A medical history was obtained that included the presence of prodromal symptoms of autonomic activation (sweating, pallor[nejm.org] METHODS: We present an unusual case of sudden death owing to acute pulmonary embolism after undergoing total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sepsis

    vomit/sick Activity and body soft spot on a baby's head is bulging eyes look "sunken" child cannot be encouraged to show interest in anything baby is floppy weak, "whining[nhs.uk] The rate of in-hospital death due to sudden cardiovascular collapse was significantly higher in the standard-therapy group than in the early-therapy group (P 0.02); the rate[doi.org] When Sam vomited black liquid we were told to take him straight to the out-of-hours GP but had to wait in a queue when we arrived.[theguardian.com]

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