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Several days of severe stomach cramps and now some blood

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Dr. T Chandrakant

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 in Lump
Question: Several days of severe stomach cramps and now some blood in my BM
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short.
Please give additional information for me to assist you better:
Which part of the abdomen do you have severe cramps?
Any nausea, vomiting or bloating?
Stool: Consistency, color, smell, any mucus?
Any other Information please.

Omeprazole will help only to reduce the acid in stomach.
Take some anti-spasmodic to relieve spasms.

You need basic investigations of blood, urine, stool; ultrasonography and X-ray of abdomen in standing position to start with.
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 16 minutes later
The cramping started as sharp pains just below the breasts down to the waist and in the back below the shoulder blades. The sharp pains have ended and now I feel like I was used as a punching bag. I've only been able to eat a few crackers for the past 3 days. Anything more just made me feel sick.The stools are black and in the toilet water I can see red coming off of them (blood?). No mucus that I can see. I do have terrible smelling gas,,smells like something died I did have breast surgery 1 1/2 weeks ago to remove some abnormal tissue.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
As detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
Your history is suggestive of acid peptic disease with possibility of ulcer that is bleeding and causing black stool (malena).
Please continue Omeprazole.
Also take Antacids every three hours.
Get an appointment for upper GI Endoscopy.
Get the tests of stool, urine and blood.
Ultrasonography and X-ray of abdomen.
All under the guidance of your Doctor to get an early proper diagnosis so that a proper management can be instituted.

Take care.
I hope this answer helps you.
With Regards,
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