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Black or Brown Vomit Symptoms, Causes & Statistics

Understand black or brown vomit symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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  1. 4 Possible Black Or Brown Vomit Causes
  2. Statistics

4 Possible Black Or Brown Vomit Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced black or brown vomit. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding

The digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. Upper GI bleeding is a medical emergency involving internal bleeding from the esophagus, stomach, or the small intestine.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, being severely ill, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), lightheadedness, rectal bleeding

Symptoms that always occur with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: vomiting (old) blood or passing tarry stools, being severely ill

Urgency: Emergency medical service

Acute variceal hemorrhage

Acute variceal hemorrhage is a condition that can occur secondary to (as a result of) liver disease. Blood vessels bringing blood from the digestive tract back to the heart which course through the esophagus (a muscular tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) become dilated. In acute variceal hemorrhage, these vessels burst, resulting in internal bleeding.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: being severely ill, abdominal pain (stomach ache), vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness

Symptoms that always occur with acute variceal hemorrhage: being severely ill, vomiting (old) blood or passing tarry stools

Urgency: Emergency medical service

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Stomach ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum), which causes pain following meals or on an empty stomach.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, moderate abdominal pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)

Symptoms that never occur with stomach ulcer: pain in the lower left abdomen

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Stomach neoplasm

A neoplasm, or tumor, can be benign/non-cancerous, or it can be malignant/cancer. Since benign stomach tumors are mostly harmless polyps that often go unnoticed, the term stomach neoplasm usually refers to stomach cancer.

Symptoms include unintentional weight loss, nausea and vomiting, a loss of appetite, feeling full or bloated, belly pain, and trouble swallowing.

Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, or a combination of the three. Palliative care may also be helpful in some cases.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Black Or Brown Vomit Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced black or brown vomit have also experienced:

  • 18% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • 12% Vomiting
  • 8% Nausea

People who have experienced black or brown vomit were most often matched with:

  • 38% Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • 38% Acute Variceal Hemorrhage
  • 22% Stomach Ulcer

People who have experienced black or brown vomit had symptoms persist for:

  • 65% Less than a day
  • 21% Less than a week
  • 5% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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