Does upper endoscopy lead to a panic attack?
I had a panic attack because not one person was honest with me about what an ordeal a patient goes through with an upper endoscopy. My husband and I were dismissed with an armed escort off hospital premises. Was told to see a psychiatrist. Something seems not right...about this. Not one person...
found blood in my stool, it was quite soft and had red all the way through it, havent eaten anything red and have burning feeling in stomache mostly at night.
Dear Ms Robinson,
The most important thing that need sto be ruled out is the possibility of a peptic ulcer, given the bleeding and the burning symptoms. It will be important for you to be seen in Clinic, make sure your blood level is stable and consider providing a medication for acid, while thinking about the possibility of an upper endoscopy.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
I have been suffering from stomach burning since 12 years, its coming oftenly when I took spicy food and if I think deeply.
Your symptoms are suggestive of gastritis. Seen its long standing duration, it could be chronic gastritis.
I will suggest that you get consulted and probably benefit from an upper endoscopy and biopsy to test for H. pylori infection. For now, avoiding foods and drugs that make your symptoms occur would be helpful. Treatment would be adapted according to findings.
Dr. Ditah, MD
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