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Mitochondrial disorder, extreme stomach pain, blood in stool, nausea, headache. What is causing symptoms?

Hi, I am a 23 year old female with a mitochondrial disorder. i had a total colectomy w j pouch three years ago. i was punched in the stomach last night. i am in extreme pain. have some blood in my stool which is completely watery (more so than usual) i am very distended and nauseous. i have not thrown up. I have a really bad headache . what could getting punched in the stomach have done to cause all of this?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

A blunt injury in the stomach might have caused a slight bleeding in the stomach/intestine. Or, the bleeding may have been due to a pain-killer, such as, NSAIDs, which you might have taken for punch-induced pain or for headache. The abdominal distension too may be due to transient shock of the intestine following the blunt injury.

Do NOT take pain-killer now. Instead, take proton Pump Inhibitor such as Omeprazole or Rabeprazole twice daily till your abdominal pain is gone.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he agree with me; order required tests (if indicated), and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable treatment as advised.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 14 Nov 2013
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