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My step dad was throwing up black stuff last night with

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My step dad was throwing up black stuff last night with diarrhea. He has diabetes and is paralyzed from a stroke he had about 9 years ago. He does sleep all the time. Could this be close to the end?
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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Throwing up black stuff can be suggestive of blood.

Mysticdoc :

Stomach bleeding from the ulcers can cause this.

Mysticdoc :

Diarrhea can be from the infection.

Mysticdoc :

Bacterial or viral infection is common.

Mysticdoc :

Infection also can cause bleeding.

Mysticdoc :

This can be a serious condition if not addressed early.

Mysticdoc :

I will not say end is near, as this can be potentially treatable with antibiotics, PPIs, IV fluids in the hospital

Mysticdoc :

Hence, you should take him to the hospital for further evaluation at the earliest.

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Best wishes,


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