Black Vomit In Vertigo Sufferers?
hello .. my mother has been in the hospital for 1 week due to vertigo and asthma .. my mother has nausea and vomiting along with dizziness .. the last 3 days the vomiting is black and in the form of fluid .. why is that? is it dangerous or not?
Hello, good night Aurelia ...
Before we explain further, it needs to be ascertained whether the vomit is really black, or dark brown, or only brownish yellow?
Vertigo is a condition of balance disorders, which causes sufferers to experience symptoms in the form of spinning dizziness accompanied by nausea, and even vomiting. Vertigo can last for several minutes to several hours. The causes of vertigo are generally divided into two, namely vertigo caused by disruption of components in the inner ear (called peripheral vertigo), and vertigo caused by disruption of the balance center in the brain (central vertigo).
In general, the contents of a person vomit is the liquid / leftover food that was last consumed. In conditions where a person vomits frequently or on an empty stomach, the vomit liquid released is usually brownish yellow, the color of stomach acid. Black vomiting usually occurs due to oxidation of gastric acid with blood in the digestive tract. The blood can come from damage to the esophagus / mouth / gums due to vomiting, ulcers / sores in the stomach, liver disorders / liver, and so on. While brown-colored vomiting such as coffee grounds can be caused by an ulcer / wound in the stomach or duodenum. If the vomit experienced by your mother is black or dark brown like coffee grounds, we recommend that you immediately check the mother immediately you go to the doctor (especially a specialist in internal medicine).
We cannot conclude the exact cause of your mother's condition and whether the condition is dangerous / not, because we do not conduct an examination directly to your mother. Therefore, we convey again that your mother immediately checks herself to the doctor, yes. The doctor will conduct questions and answers about complaints, conduct physical examinations, and if needed the doctor will suggest supporting examinations such as blood lab tests, ultrasound, endoscopy, and so on.
While waiting for the check, what needs to be considered is to prevent dehydration and malnutrition due to vomiting that goes on and on, namely by consuming enough fluids (be it water or ORS) and eating nutritious foods. Avoid spicy foods, sour foods, and alcoholic drinks. If dehydration occurs (with signs: body weakness, extreme thirst, headaches, etc.), immediately take your mother to the nearest emergency department.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..