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425 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Sudden Death

  • 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] PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CHARACTERIZATION PROGNOSTIC FACTORS SUDDEN DEATH Esophageal variceal hemorrhage presenting as sudden death in outpatients. Tsokos M, Turk EE.[thedoctorsdoctor.com] 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

    At one time it was called “Black Vomit” because of the characteristic black putrid vomit it produces.[infoplease.com] This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[eyewitnesstohistory.com] Symptoms of bleeding include black vomit, nose bleed, gum bleeding, and purple pin-point spots (bruising).[ok.gov]

  • Exsanguination

    […] blood; bright red, dark red, or coffee grind appearance Black Stool, with a tarry texture and foul smell Pain tenderness, bruising, or swelling Bruised or rigid abdomen Internal[russiarobinson.wordpress.com] 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]

  • 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] The blood often appears in stool or vomit but isn't always visible, though it may cause the stool to look black or tarry.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Esophageal Leiomyoma

    An exceedingly rare case of an esophageal leiomyoma causing sudden death by asphyxiation due to tracheal compression is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Complication Esophageal leiomyoma complications Complications esophageal hiatus hernia esophageal diverticulum sudden death The disease occurs at the same time often have[healthfrom.com] In 1985, Peacook and other reports of a 27-year-old female esophageal leiomyoma patients due to suffocation and sudden death, the patient had no clinical symptoms, autopsy[healthfrom.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]

  • Bee Sting

    Fever Rash Nausea or vomiting Black widow spiders are usually found in southern and western parts of the United States, though they live throughout North America.[livescience.com] C5aR detection could be useful in the identification of sudden death cases because of unwitnessed fatal insect sting cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] purple area around the bite, surrounded by white and red outer rings Burning, itching, pain or redness that may develop within hours or days Ulcer or blister that turns black[livescience.com]

  • Rotavirus

    Children can also experience: vomiting black or tarry stools stools with blood or pus in them severe fatigue a high fever irritability dehydration abdominal pain Dehydration[healthline.com] Rotavirus can, rarely, cause severe complications such as encephalopathy/encephalitis, myocarditis, sudden death, urinary stone, and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding; and the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] When to see a doctor Call your child's doctor if your child: Has diarrhea for more than 24 hours Has frequent episodes of vomiting Has black or tarry stool or stool containing[mayoclinic.org]

  • 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] These may include: abdominal pain vomiting up blood, which is called hematemesis involuntary retching bloody or black stools Blood in the vomit will usually be dark and clotted[healthline.com]

  • Marburg Virus Disease

    Initially, because of sudden deaths of many people especially in one family, they believe it's witchcraft.[journals.plos.org] The community is usually engulfed with fear, especially the fear of deaths and the fear of the unknown cause of the disease.[journals.plos.org]

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