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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have been vomiting a dark liquid for over a week
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   have been vomiting a dark liquid for over a week
User :   what could the cause be
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   How often are you vomiting?
User :   I am 76
User :   the vomiting is off and on but three times tonight
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you find that the whole vomitus is black stained?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you get on and off abdominal pain?
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
User :   yes to both questions
Doctor :   May I know what medications are you on?
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
User :   yes it may take aminute
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Dark stained vomitus can occur secondary to certain drugs such as iron pills.
Doctor :   This can also be an indication of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Doctor :   You may be having a bleeding ulcer in your stomach.
Doctor :   I do not intend to scare you.
Doctor :   However you need to get to the doctor.
Doctor :   You may need evaluation and an upper GI endoscopy.
Doctor :   If you are on aspirin or anticougulants you need to stop them too.
Doctor :   You need to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   I will
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Thank You
Doctor :   Wish you good health and early recovery.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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