Hi my name is (…). I’m 33 years old. I have 2 children and both times had gestational diabetes and have been overweight for most of my adulthood. I haven’t been to my family Dr in the past 6 months or so. Prior to my last visit I had upper right quadrant pain and nausea and vomiting. They did an ultrasound and I had some gallstones. The next few days I threw up blood and they concluded it was due to my frequent vomiting. Soon after, my gallbladder was removed. I was told I had a fatty liver and elevated liver enzymes and to get it checked out. My sons are 366 days apart, I never made it back for more check ups.
About a month ago, I had blood clots and blood when I went to the bathroom. The urgent care Dr said I had a hemorrhoid and the bleeding stopped a few days later.
Now I have bleeding from my rectum for 4 days, increased loss of appetite, and this morning I woke up with blood in my mouth.
Obviously I am very concerned. My husband is between jobs for the first time since 2006 and we currently do not have coverage, although in the process.
Thanks for taking the time to read and get back to me.
First you need blood transfusion asap
Is your rectal blood bright or dark ? Is your vomit blood bright or dark ?
Stop any NSAIDs (anti inflammatory ) , stop smoking
Use Maalox and ranitidine
Other more effective drugs can be prescribed like Proton-pump inhibitors (But Not ONLINE )
You need to check your liver functions ASAP
If you are overweight you must start losing overweight..
I would ask you to get a colonoscopy if the rectal blood color is dark.?! Is your blood color dark or bright?
Is your boold from mouth is bright or dark?!
Increase your fibers in diet..
Drink a plenty of water.
maintain hemoglobin levels by starting hematinics.
try and find out the cause of bleeding from mouth as well as stools.
fresh blood may be due to oesophageal varieces and hemorrhoids.
occult dark blood can be due to intestinal lesions.
endoscopy will help to confirm the diagnosis.
LFTs should be done.
THESE ARE EARLY SIGNS OF LIVER CELL DYSFUNCTION.
YOU NEED TO GET A CT ABDOMEN WITH CONTRAST. VITAMIN K LEVELS MAY BE DERANGED DUE TO IMPROPER LIVER FUNCTION.
GET LFTS DONE.
need to know whether the blood was blackish or bright red. A lot depends on this.
oesophageal varieces ( dilation of veins) can rupture causing the oral bleed.
maintain proper hemoglobin levels.
detailed endoscopy should be done to find out the root cause of bleed.