Stomach Tissue Bleeding
Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:27 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 03:50 PM
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 02:32 AM
I just had my 6wk blood work done this morning and it hit me that trace levels of blood have been showing up in my urine for a while now. My primary did an ultrasound of my kidneys a couple of months ago after blood showed up for the 3rd time, but the ultrasound was negative. Wonder if it could be coming from my stomach?
It was time for another UA today so I'll know what that shows in a few days.
I hope this is nothing new and is just a part of the GAVE. I've not had to have any treatment for the GAVE as of yet. For those of you with GAVE, how is it determined that you need treatment? Do you show outward signs of bleeding (like blood in urine or stool) or is it determined through bloodwork?
Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:43 AM
I have GAVE. The way I found out was that I was very sick with restless legs, pounding headache, and I went to primary care physician for help. My hemoglobin was 6.1 so I had to be hospitalized and transfused. The GI that did my scope diagnosis me with GAVE. He didn't do argon plasma coagulation at that time because the lesions weren't actively bleeding. In retrospect I should have gone to get help sooner because I had black stools for about 6 weeks.
My second bleed I didn't have any black stools. I just had my legs hurting. My hemoglobin came by 7.4. I was hospitalized and transfused and I had to have treatment this time because my lesions were actively bleeding. I went back 6 weeks later and had another treatment. That took care of it. At this point I have bloodwork done every 2-3 months. I also know now that black stools are a sign of it , as well as restless legs. I hope this helps some. I don't know about the bleeding in the tissue sample.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:35 AM
Thank you for the post. I do suffer from what I think is restless leg from time to time. The symptoms I have though are not what I see listed, the creeping and crawling sensation. My legs feel like they are tired and they have a strange ache like I have been using them too long. It's very uncomfortable and I notice it more when I am lying down although recent I have experienced the discomfort during the day as well. I wonder why that can go along with the bleeding?
Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:55 AM
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