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Black Vomit During Sleep

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Started by shinkodude, Feb 07, 2007 9:52 PM
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    shinkodude

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 9:52 PM

#1
got banded 2 years ago lost 100lb so far to my goal weight of 210lb.

Just about 10 days ago started feeling tightness and difficulty keeping food down and on top of that i started to choke while i sleep, saliva and black matter getting in the airway.
The black matter mix with saliva seems to looks like black dust particles mixed with water when i Regurgitate (vomit)
anyone knows !!! help please...
brian


    Mommy0105

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 9:56 PM

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How long has this been happenning? If you suspect it is blood, I would go to an ER immediately to be checked out. Better safe than sorry.


    Shesha

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 9:58 PM

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How long has this been happenning? If you suspect it is blood, I would go to an ER immediately to be checked out. Better safe than sorry.


I agree! You'd better get checked out!


    enterprise01

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 9:58 PM

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Yes, if the vomit kind of looks like coffee grounds, then you probably have some intestinal bleeding and need medical attention. Please take care of yourself.


    MEW

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 10:07 PM

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As a nurse...I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else!! You could have an internal GI bleed, and this needs immediate medical attention! ASAP!!!!


    GayleTX

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 10:12 PM

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As a former victim of internal bleeding, I say.....get to the ER ASAP! I almost waited too long....fortunate to be here today.


    La_madam

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Posted February 7, 2007 - 11:21 PM

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vomiting blood or coffee-ground like material, is a symptom of gastritis or When vomit is reddish or the color of coffee grounds, it may mean there is serious internal bleeding. The reddish color may be fresh blood and dark blood may be blood that has been digested.


    ser123

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Posted February 8, 2007 - 12:18 AM

#8
You really need to go to the doctor, I would say ASAP. Good luck and please keep us posted as to the outcome.

Do you have black tar-like stools as well? That is another indicator of Upper GI bleeding.

This is a quote from the Emergency Physcician's Review,

"Coffee ground emesis (vomit) contains gross blood that has been coagulated and oxidized by stomach acid and appears as "coffee grounds" floating in stomach aspirate. It usually indicates a signifcant upper GI bleed that has stopped."

The bold and underline is mine. The following is a quote from the following weblink:

http://www.emedicine...d/topic3566.htm

Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a potentially life-threatening abdominal emergency that remains a common cause of hospitalization. The incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is approximately 100 cases per 100,000 population per year (Fallah, 2000). Bleeding from the upper GI tract is approximately 4 times as common as bleeding from the lower GI tract and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Mortality rates from UGIB are 6-10% overall (Fallah, 2000).


    MEW

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Posted February 8, 2007 - 12:24 AM

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Another thing to keep in mind....while sleeping, it is very easy to aspirate (breathe in to your lungs) the vomit, this can lead to respiratory distress, pneumonia and other respiratory related illnesses.


    jillrn

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Posted February 8, 2007 - 6:52 PM

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As another nurse-- DITTO ALL THE ABOVE Get to the ER tonight


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