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60 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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] 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] There was no sudden death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Opiate Overdose

    The charcoal may cause nausea and vomiting over the next few hours. It will also cause a black color to your stools for the next 1 to 2 days.[fairview.org] death was linked to prescription painkiller abuse.[nydailynews.com] Choking sounds, or a snore-like gurgling noise (sometimes called the “death rattle”) Vomiting Body is very limp Face is very pale or clammy Fingernails and lips turn blue[harmreduction.org]

  • 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] On physical examination, the patient appeared acutely ill, but her heart sounds were normal. A neurologic examination revealed no abnormalities.[kjim.org] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu]

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    ) Differential diagnosis Carnitine deficiency Jamaican vomiting sickness Lábrea hepatitis Reye syndrome Salicylate intoxication Yellow fever Additional references World J[pathologyoutlines.com] Women or couples with known defects in fatty acid oxidation and women with a history of previous liver disease during pregnancy or sudden death of a child within the first[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children with this deficiency have hypoglycemia, coma, and abnormal liver enzymes or sudden death which cannot find the cause.[hellodoktor.com]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    There may be black, sooty marks near a fire. Symptoms may include: Headache. Nausea and vomiting. Vertigo. Alteration in consciousness. A subjective feeling of weakness.[patient.info] It can cause sudden illness and death. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by cars and trucks, lanterns, stoves, gas ranges and heating systems.[nlm.nih.gov] Denise L Smith, David A Barr and Stefanos N Kales , Extreme sacrifice: sudden cardiac death in the US Fire Service , Extreme Physiology & Medicine , 10.1186/2046-7648-2-6[doi.org]

  • Wernicke Encephalopathy

    Signal intensity alterations of thalamus ( white asterisk ), tectal plate ( black asterisk ), and corpus callosum ( black arrow ) are seen.[doi.org] Patients may also suffer postural hypotension, syncope, and sudden death, probably due to involvement of brainstem cardiorespiratory centers.[path.upmc.edu] Sudden unexpected death and Wernicke's encephalopathy, a complication of prolonged intravenous feeding. Aust N Z J Med 1980, 10:230-235. [ Links ] 9. Harper C.[doi.org]

  • Methane Gas Inhalation

    In serious cases, people may black out or die.[livescience.com] The case had been classified as sudden death, he added.[therakyatpost.com] The case had been classified as sudden death, he added. — Bernama[thesundaily.my]

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