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Thick black colored vomit, what could be this ?

My husband threw up thick black vomit. Any idea what this could be?
Asked On : Wed, 11 May 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
it usually caused by bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract . the reasons for bleeds can include prolonged vomiting leading to tears in the esophagus, tumors, alcoholism, a ruptured ulcer, internal trauma, and hemorrhagic diseases like yellow fever.consult your doctor about it.dont negelect.
Answered: Wed, 11 May 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.Black vomit is indicative of some bleeding inside G.I.Tract.Please do not ignore this visit a doctor .At times due to some ulceration due to food,drugs or something else this happens.Avoid giving any analgesics,ask him to take rest and give him light diet .Avoid alcohol and spicy foods,but most important visit a doctor .
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