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334 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] 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] 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

    The trademark of the disease, however, was the victim’s black vomit, composed of blood and stomach acids.[tennesseeencyclopedia.net] 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.[web.archive.org]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    […] only) Weight loss Fluid loss (dehydration) Lack of appetite Muscle aches Upset stomach (nausea) Vomiting Diarrhea Low blood pressure Low sugar levels In women, irregular[hopkinsmedicine.org] […] childhood death from adrenal crisis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most people lose weight, become dehydrated, have no appetite, and develop muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Many become unable to tolerate cold.[merck.com]

  • 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]

  • Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

    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] Brugada syndrome is an electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormality with a high incidence of sudden death in patients with structurally normal hearts.[innovationsincrm.com]

  • Peptic Ulcer

    Call the doctor right away if your child has bloody (red or black) vomit or stools.[virtualpediatrichospital.org] Sudden large bleeding can be life-threatening. It is associated with 5% to 10% death rate.[en.wikipedia.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]

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