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Stomach pain, vomiting blood. Ultrasound shows inflamed gall bladder. Worried

HI, my son is 21 years old and is in the small town of Sitka Alaska. We have no health insurance. he has been into emergency 3 times in 3 weeks with severe stomach pain. He has been vomiting blood . Doctors dont know whats wrong in this small town. just had ultra sound yesterday and now they say his galblader is inflamed and needs to be removed. My brother is a registerest nurse in Belvue Wa. He said another possibility is radiation posioning. my son has been scuba diving, finding thing wahed up from japan. I am very worried, what do u think?
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
As far as the symptoms of inflamed gallbladder are concerned, as per my opinion it doesnot present with blood vomiting. As you did mention that he has been scuba diving, there is a chance that it has something to do with that also. As far as going in for surgery is concerned, i dont think its an emergency situation as far as inflamed gallbladder is concerned which can also be treated conservatively. Advise would be to get complete blood profile done and if possible to get an upper gastroscopy to rule out any pathology within the upper gastrointestinal tract. Regards.
Answered: Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mayank Bhargava's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Your son is most likely suffering from peptic ulcer disease (stomach pain with blood in vomit).
Any gall bladder condition doesn't cause blood in vomit so you should go for endoscopy.
You should also consult with gastro-physician.
Very effective treatment is available for peptic ulcer disease.
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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