What are some possible reasons for throwing up black coffee-ground vomit after a successful angioplasty?

What are some possible reasons for throwing up black coffee-ground vomit after a successful angioplasty?

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  1. Ask me how I know…This symptom is a clear indication of major upper gastro-intestinal bleeding. This is never good but may be self limiting depending on cause. Full monitoring is indicated. Probably the main causes are related to an acute stress response secondary to the original indication for the angioplasty e.g. following a heart attack and to the treatment of that involving aspirin and other anti-coagulant drugs used during and after angioplasty, with possible associated gastric erosions. Blood thinning is especially likely if a stent is inserted and is associated with abnormal bleeding from many sites. Rarely, it may be related to co-existing upper GIT pathology e.g. stomach cancer. Part of the subsequent management will include visualisation of the upper GIT by endoscopy. Mostly it will find no severe problem.

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  2. If any person at any point vomits something that looks like black coffee grounds and/or has a metallic odor, this is a “go directly to the ER” moment. That is a symptom of blood in the digestive system. It doesn’t matter what else has been going on but after another medical procedure it could be very bad. Do not Dr Google this one.

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  3. What are some possible reasons for throwing up black coffee-ground vomit after a successful angioplasty?
    Vomiting “coffee grounds” means you have blood in your digestive system. This is a “Put the computer down and call 911 right fucking now” moment.
    I’m serious. You should not be reading this far. You should already be calling 911. If you’ve gotten this far, and you’re puking coffee grounds, call 911 immediately.

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