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300 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Shock, Sudden Death

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Shock: the presence of signs of shock at presentation confers a worse prognosis.[patient.co.uk] Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] […] of the limited fluid resuscitation regimen combined with blood pressure-controlling drugs in treating acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage concomitant with hemorrhagic shock[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Yellow Fever

    Shock, tachycardia, bleeding, oliguria, proteinuria and azotemia confer a poor prognosis.[orpha.net] 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]

  • Esophageal Varices

    The early use of terlipressin in catecholamine-resistant shock can improve organ perfusion.[unboundmedicine.com] 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]

  • Exsanguination

    After determination of haemorrhagic shock, all efforts have to be directed to stop the bleeding in order to prevent exsanguinations.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Cardiac Arrest

    This device sends an electric shock to the heart. The electric shock can restore a normal rhythm to a heart that's stopped beating.[web.archive.org] 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]

  • Opiate Overdose

    Music megastar Prince’s shocking April 21 death followed an accidental overdose of the prescription opiate fentanyl, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.[nydailynews.com] 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] Shaikh N1.J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010 Apr;3(2):177-81. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.62124.[stemlynsblog.org]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    The objective of our study was to investigate a potential link between NETosis and septic shock-induced DIC.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] 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]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    Results: Of 4127 cases of debrided NF with shock at 121 centers, only 164 patients (4%) at 61 centers received IVIG.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] marks on the skin, severe pain, fever, chills, fatigue and vomiting.[medicaldaily.com] Sudden death in periparturient sheep associated with Clostridium sordellii . Vet. Rec. 153 : 340 . 16. Cohen, A. L., et al. 2007 .[iai.asm.org]

  • Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

    Abstract The beneficial effect of dopamine in circulatory shock induced by tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) overdose may be decreased due to compromise of the endogenous stores[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] AC is unpalatable and can cause vomiting, thus in children it can be mixed with ice cream. Patients should also be warned that it will make their stools black.[academic.oup.com] deaths in patients with structurally normal hearts [Circulation 2005;111(5):659-70].[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bleeding Peptic Ulcer

    The groups were well matched for all risk categories including age, endoscopic stigmata, shock, and severity of comorbid diseases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

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