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Pain near belly button radiating to the front part, cough with blood. Immediate treatment required?

my father has pain on right side from his belly button going to right front side, coughing or spitting up blood , not alot so far? any idea if he shld wait til tomorrow or get to an er now?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

From what you describe, your father probably may be having some liver and gastric issues; gastritis or ulcer are strong possibilities. In addition presence of cough and spitting up blood is an omnious sign.

It needs to be addressed as early as possible. Avoid giving anything that is hot and spicy. Avoid using any medical drugs without the consent of your doctor. Antiulcer drugs like Omeprazole which is available over the counter as Prilosec OTC can be very helpful here. You can take a pill a day before breakfast for a few days.

I hope your father is well now. However, I encourage you to visit your gastroenterologist if you haven't met one yet for a careful examination and evaluation. He needs some blood test, endoscopy and ultrasound examination to narrow down the cause.

Hope this helps.

Wish your father speedy recovery.

Answered: Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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