Black stools, Vomiting blood: 10 Possible Causes
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What causes black stools and vomiting blood? 10 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Bleeding Esophageal Varices

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Find information on bleeding esophageal varices symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, and prevention.

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2

Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers are painful sores in the stomach lining or small intestine. They occur when the mucus that protects the stomach from digestive juices is reduced.

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3

Stomach Cancer (Gastric Adenocarcinoma)

Stomach cancer occurs when cancerous cells form in the stomach lining. Because it's difficult to detect, it's often not diagnosed until it's more advanced.

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4

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.

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5

Gastritis

Weakness in your stomach lining allows digestive juices to damage and inflame it, causing gastritis. It comes in both acute and chronic forms.

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6

Intussusception

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Intussusception occurs when a portion of the intestine folds inside another part. This causes a blockage. Find out about causes and treatment.

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7

Acquired Platelet Function Disorder

When your platelets don't function properly, it is known as a platelet function disorder. "Acquired" platelet function disorders may be caused by medications, diseases, or foods.

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8

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer occurs when a malignant (cancerous) tumor forms in the lining of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube responsible for moving food from the throat to the stomach. As the cancer grows, it can affec...

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9

Acute Gastritis

Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation or swelling in the lining of the stomach. It causes severe, temporary pain.

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10

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Damage to the liver from excessive drinking can lead to ALD. Years of alcohol abuse cause the liver to become inflamed and swollen. This damage can also cause scarring known as cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the final stage o...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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