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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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Suggest treatment for constipation and vomiting

Hi sir,My grandfather aged about 85yrs,he is suffering from Constipation,yesterday he had black vomiting,he is on Antihypertensive drugs(Metoprolol Succinate) and Antiplatelets(Aspirin+Clopidogrel+Atorvastatin)could u suggest me the reason for balck vomiting....thanku
Fri, 30 Jan 2015
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Hello there,
The potential reason for black vomitting in your grandfather's case seems to be bleeding within the food pipe. The blood gets broken down into acidified iron by the stomach acid and in turn causes black colored vomitting. With the antiplatelets he is taking bleeding can occur. Please take him to a gastroenterologist to get him evaluated.
Hope this helps,
Dr Arun a
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