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418 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Sudden Death, Vomiting

  • Yellow Fever

    At one time it was called “Black Vomit” because of the characteristic black putrid vomit it produces.[infoplease.com] In September 2014, a previously healthy Oregon woman in her 60s went to a hospital emergency department with malaise, dyspnea, vomiting, and diarrhea of 3-5 days' duration[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[eyewitnesstohistory.com]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] Clinically significant hemorrhages were associated with older age (9.7 vs 2.9 years; P 0.001), vomiting moderate to large amounts of fresh blood (58% vs 20%; P 0.001), melena[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mallory-Weiss tears are a common cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and are often associated with vomiting from heavy alcohol ingestion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] Vomiting blood (hematemesis) refers to significant amounts of blood in your vomit.[mayoclinic.org] PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CHARACTERIZATION PROGNOSTIC FACTORS SUDDEN DEATH Esophageal variceal hemorrhage presenting as sudden death in outpatients. Tsokos M, Turk EE.[thedoctorsdoctor.com]

  • 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]

  • Esophageal Leiomyoma

    Major symptoms include dysphagia (86%), dyspnea (36%), vomiting (27%), retrosternal pain (27%), and coughing (22%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An exceedingly rare case of an esophageal leiomyoma causing sudden death by asphyxiation due to tracheal compression is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vomiting during meals occurred in one patient with esophagogastrostomy, and remained 1 mo.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Pyelonephritis

    In children, signs of sepsis include laboured breathing, listlessness, loss of appetite, floppiness, fretfulness, green or black vomit and irritability.[ada.com] The patients with ALN were febrile for longer after antimicrobial treatment, had more nausea/vomiting symptoms, higher neutrophil count, bandemia, and C-reactive protein ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The suddenness of the patient's death did not allow time for further investigation and therapy.[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] Primary adrenal insufficiency (AI) in children usually presents with non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Recently, Norwegian researchers found young AI patients to have an increased mortality due to adrenal failure, infection, and sudden death.[symptoma.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] Most people with Mallory-Weiss syndrome will bring up (vomit) an amount of bright red blood. This will often happen after a bout of normal retching or vomiting.[patient.info] , unexpected death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Marburg Virus Disease

    Features of the illness included high fever, myalgia, vomiting and diarrhoea, hepatitis, a characteristic maculopapular rash, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, and a bleeding[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Initially, because of sudden deaths of many people especially in one family, they believe it's witchcraft.[journals.plos.org] Symptoms significantly associated with being a MVD case included hiccups, anorexia, fatigue, vomiting, sore throat, and difficulty swallowing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cholera

    The first patient was a 23-year-old black African woman with a 2-day history of watery diarrhea and vomiting associated with a temperature of 39.7 C.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a 59-year-old Taiwanese male who developed severe diarrhea and vomiting, two days after returning from Bali.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] death ... cholera's nasty comeback Diarrhoea, vomiting, sudden death ... cholera's nasty comeback Aid workers warn of 'devastating' cholera outbreak in South Sudan Aid workers[theguardian.com]

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