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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Black or Brown Vomit

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced black or brown vomit. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.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.

    Several days to weeks of recovery in the hospital.

    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
  2. 2.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.

    Full recovery from hemorrhage is expected within 6 weeks.

    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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  3. 3.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.

    2-4 weeks with treatment

    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
  4. 4.Stomach Neoplasm

    Stomach neoplasm is a disease affecting that stomach that impairs it's ability to function properly.

    The treatment & prognosis for stomach neoplasm vary and are dependent on the disease severity.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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 had symptoms persist for:

    • 65% Less Than a Day
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 5% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced black or brown vomit were most often matched with:

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