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Having stomach ache. Xrays and blood work fine. History of pericardial effusion. Looking for suggestion

my mom is in the hospital with pain in the top of stomach . she is 86 yrs old, heart rate 55-62 and pressure is at 115/49. Docs took xrays and blood work, came back fine. she has history of Pericardial effusion which was treated a few years ago. The pain is quite strong on and off for about a week. she finally went to hosp. today and they are keeping her. They still don t know what is going on. My question is her heart rate and pressure seem low for her age? Also her respiration is 18-20. I am getting info about from my sis in NY I am in GA. Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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There is always a possibility of gastritis.
X ray and blood test were normal.
Endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract can be done to arrive at a diagnosis.
In old malignant conditions are quite common. So a baseline ultrasound of the abdomen is needed.
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