GERD, with blood in stools today morning, severe stomach pain. - Online Doctor Chats
User : My mom (40yrs) has GERD and today she found blood in her stool. im scared. she is in the emergency room right now. what is happening?
Doctor : ok
User : is this very serious? im really scared.
since when is she having these problems?
User : shes had gerd for atleast four months and today she found blood in her stool
Doctor : severe gastritis wit GERD can cause gastrointestinal bleed. and if in lower GI tract, the bleeding is evident in stools
the stools examination should be done
to find the cause and also a colonoscopy to see the source of bleeding
Doctor : and treat it
User : can this be life threatening? she looked pale and had a lot of stomach pain.
what other symptoms does your mother have?
Doctor : if the bleeding is not much, then it is not life threatening
the pale look she has could be due to the pain itself
Doctor : but the cause for the bleed should be investigated
have you followed what i have said?
User : yes
User : she also has migraines for which she takes excedrins. i believe she took one today. can this be a cancer or an ulcer..
User : ?
Doctor : GERD symptoms can be controlled with diet changes , medications and lower esophageal sphincter training
User : so is this a symptom of GERD itself?
the possibility and diffrentiation between cancer and the ulcer can be done by doing a endoscopy
which will visualize the inside of the GI tratct
and let us know what lesions she is having
and what is the cause for it
so she wil need endoscopy along with a colonoscopy, and stools test
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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