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Passing black stools, coughing up red blood clots, headache, stomach gurgling. Suggest?

Hi, My mother has been passing black stools for almost 10 days and has been coughing up bright red blood with some thick clos in it. She has been to A and E twice over the weekend and is now on an urgent list to get a scope test. she had another bad episode of coughing blood last night. she has no direct pain but has a headache and is very tired. Her tummy is constantly gurgling. Should we go back to doctor again? I am worried that while we wait for test that something drastic could happen?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
As she passes black stools ie there is some bleeding from some part of gastro intestinal tract.
She is having passing of blood in cough.
In this situation she requires evaluation of her case.
She requires few investigations,
1,Stool for occult blood.
2, Routine blood testing for clotting time, Bleeding time, platelet count,ESR and other routine blood check up.
3,X-ray chest.
It is better to consult Physician and get her examined. After all reports he will diagnose her condition and will go for treatment accordingly.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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