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21 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Retrosternal Chest Pain, Sudden Death

  • 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] Pleuritic chest pain, retrosternal chest pain. Cough and haemoptysis. Any chest symptoms in a patient with symptoms suggesting a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).[patient.info]

  • 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] CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old man with retrosternal chest pain was admitted after exposure to CO.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peptic Ulcer

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

  • Pulmonary Anthrax

    […] within days Presentation Symptoms pulmonary anthrax flu-like syndrome with non-productive cough nausea and vomiting hemoptysis chest pain gastrointestinal anthrax nausea and vomiting[medbullets.com] […] dysentery abdominal pain Physical exam cutaneous anthrax initial lesion is a painless and pruritic papule with central vesicle or bulla this progresses to painless and necrotic black[medbullets.com]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    […] stools or bloody vomiting Burping Dysphagia -- a narrowing of your esophagus, which creates the sensation of food being stuck in your throat Hiccups that don't let up Nausea[evergreenhealth.com] Gastroesophageal reflux can cause sudden death in a vulnerable infant during a critical period of development through failure of "autoresuscitation" mechanisms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.[link.springer.com]

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    Other symptoms of bleeding to watch for include: Signs of bleeding in the digestive system: Bright red vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds Bright red blood in your[cedars-sinai.edu] Big embolus blocking a big branch of pulmonary artery causes sudden death from shock, without infarction.[histopathology-india.net] death by (a) lodging in major branches of pulmonary arteries or at bifurcations, causing electromechanical dissociation with rhythm but no pulse or (b) acute cor pulmonale[pathologyoutlines.com]

  • 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] , unexpected death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CLINICAL FEATURESCLINICAL FEATURES  Retrosternal painRetrosternal pain  Epigastric painEpigastric pain  RegurgitationRegurgitation  Occult blood in stoolsOccult blood[slideshare.net]

  • Esophageal Leiomyoma

    Abstract An exceedingly rare case of an esophageal leiomyoma causing sudden death by asphyxiation due to tracheal compression is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Large tumors can cause dysphagia, vague retrosternal discomfort, chest pain, esophageal obstruction, and regurgitation.[drminkim.com] Their most common symptoms included dysphagia and nonspecific chest and retrosternal pain along with rare instances of regurgitation, epigastric tenderness, dyspnea, and weight[tgkdc.dergisi.org]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    […] flecks in the saliva, chest pain, epigastric pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, hemetemesis, diarrhea to those with severe respiratory distress.[laryngologyandvoice.org] A large foreign body occluding the upper airway or esophagus may lead to severe symptoms and even sudden death whereas a small foreign body lodged in the aerodigestive tract[bmcearnosethroatdisord.biomedcentral.com] She was unable to swallow her saliva and she was complaining of retrosternal chest pain. A general physical examination was normal.[medcraveonline.com]

  • Crack Ingestion

    […] insomnia itching narrowed pupils problems breathing seizures severe headache shallow breathing slowing heart rate stopping pulse violent behavior vomiting Crack overdose[drug.addictionblog.org] In rare instances, sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or unexpectedly thereafter. However, there is no way to determine who is prone to sudden death.[recoverythroughsupport.com] death - even one use can cause overdose or death It is important to note that with any drug, effects may vary greatly due to the uncertainty of the drug's content.[cesar.umd.edu]

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