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09-10-2009, 04:57 PM
first let me apologize because i haven't been on all that much lately. started school w/the boys so it has been busy.
on to my question.......have not been feeling well lately, nauseau just enough to be annyoing. yesterday tried using tums, successs for a little bit. tonight, very nauseauous - threw up a bunch of blackish looking stuff -sorry gross i know. just kinda threw me, never done that b4.
sorry my spelling is horrible, on my daughters laptop and i'm having major issues w/the keys. any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! :yes:

09-10-2009, 05:07 PM
If you're throwing up blackish looking stuff (looks like coffee grounds or tar), it could be a sign of internal bleeding.

I don't mean to panic you, but it could be old blood from tears in the esphegous or a bleeding ulcer. Please get it checked out!

09-10-2009, 05:31 PM
hi lauren,

glad to hear from you....start of school is an incredibly busy time.

i agree with bonusmom....you should call your dr. about this one...

please keep us posted, and take care of yourself....come back around very soon.

09-10-2009, 06:02 PM
That's hwat i had read too. Planned on calling doc tomorrow anyway for allergy stuff - so i guess i have one more thing to talk to him about. Unless of course it happens again tonight - then I'm calling him tongiht! Felt a little bit better after throwing up, but now starting to get queasy again. At least i'm back on my oown computer!

Yes, school is a busy time, but we are enjoying it more now. We are using a new hsitory program which is proving to be worth the change! :yes:

Thank you! (((HUGS)))

09-10-2009, 08:25 PM

let us know what the dr. says tomorrow.

Angel Oliver
09-11-2009, 05:56 AM
Hey dont worry about not being here.But so glad you posted and i hope you called the doc.Let us know how you got on.

Thinking of you

09-11-2009, 12:35 PM
Well, called the doc this morning & they said go to the hospital. Soooo, off to the hospital I went. After having a lovely tube shoved up my nose & down to my stomach, a rectal exam, bloodwork & some Nexium I got to come home! On Monday I have to go to the Gastro doc & have an endoscopy done! More fun - at least they will knock me out for that one! Still don't really know anything, but at least they let me come home, cuz they almost kept me in! UGH!!!!

Will let y'all know how Monday goes.

09-11-2009, 05:20 PM
As unpleasant as some of the exams can be, I am so glad that you called your doctor and were ordered to the hospital. You don't want to mess around if their's interal bleeding.

Let us know how Monday goes for you. Hopefully they'll give you Versed (or similar) for the endoscopy--you won't remember a thing!

09-12-2009, 09:03 AM
hi lauren,

i am so glad that you went to the hospital, but i wish that they could have told you something to ease your worries.

are you feeling any better today?

yes, please let us know what the dr. says on monday.

hope you can rest this weekend.

09-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Well, procedure went fine. It was over really fast. Doc said it looked just like the lining was irritated, but he took some biopsies to make sure that there wasn't any bacterial infection. Will find out the results in about 1 1/2 wks. He also gave me Axid to try to calm the acid down in my stomach. The Nexium they gave me in the hospital I broke in hives from it! :) THat was fun - NOT!!!! So, that's about it. Just hanging out now kinda tired.

09-14-2009, 05:16 PM
hi lauren,so glad the drs. think everything is ok. I have interstitial cystitis which is a deterioration of the bladder lining....i know what kind of pain you are talking about....you really have to be careful with what foods you eat. I hope you can rest tonight, please let us know what you find out in a couple of weeks.

09-14-2009, 05:26 PM
i had one of those not too long ago. it was alot worse preparing for it then it was going through it. I hope you get your results soon! Did your doc also make you do a stool test to check for blood in your stools?