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Good morning all,

 

I've been having some sharp upper abdominal pains and continuing IBS even with probiotics. I guess its probably time I at least call my gastro.

 

My uper GI study back in April was good. Could anything change that much in 6 months?

 

Anybody else have the same pains? I did once have a BM that looked like coffee grounds but have not worried too much about it since it was just once. I have no weight loss.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Thanks,

B


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

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I would call my dr just to be safe ... Somewhere in my reading I read just that description - coffee grounds - but I can't remember! Never hurts to give a ring!


Soft hugs your way,

 

Michele

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Hi Barefut, I'm having similar GI problems. Seems to go in turns as to whether is the upper or lower portion playing up. At the moment is the lower , with frequent attacks of colic and other nasty symptoms hence this weeks Ba enema. In all probability is IBS but I and doctors keen to rule out anything more sinister. What amazes me is the variation in upper GI symptoms which go from pretty bad reflux and pain to absolutely fine. It can vary from one week or even one day to the next and I haven't been able to discern any particular factor such as what I've eaten/drunk or stress.

Lizzie

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Hi Barefut,

 

I've been told that "coffee grounds" looking BM equals blood in the stool. I wouldn't mess around with this, or ignore it. See your doctor and get checked! Even if it was ONLY once.

 

That's an order!!! :P

 

Did I scare ya' yet? Seriousl, though, better safe than sorry.


Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

 

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Barefut,

When I had my major GI bleed I have coffee grounds. Have you had black stools too? You should call your GI and get a stool sample to him. I would also get a hemoglobin check.

Nan

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Barefut, let us know what you happen to find out?

 

I have something kind of like that going on and have, for quite some time. On Wednesday PM, I'm scheduled for an abdominal ultrasound... I don't know what it could even show. Anyone else have one of these done?

 

(BTW, right after the AB US, I'm sceduled for a thyroid fine needle aspiration).

 

Hugs, Susie


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Susie Kraft

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Good morning sister Suzie. I am sending good vibes your way. I hope your ultra sound gives you the information you need concerning your stomach problems. Also hope the aspiration relieves any discomfort you are having with thyroid issues. Hopefully, the liquid removed will pass inspection. I will be thinking of you and your family on Wednesday. Sheryl


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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Hi barefut,

I can't remember if you said that you had past liver issues, or anemia. These things should be watched closely especially if you have those kinds of BM's. I am so glad that your doctor called you in for a closer look!


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Hi Sheryl! I so appreciate the good vibes you sent over... they got here perfectly :rolleyes:

 

Hubby and I went to breakfast this morning with a couple we are good friends with.

She asked if I was nervous about tomorrow's tests. I let her know I've learned that it's not good to use up good energy unless it's necessary, as it only makes me tired! :P

 

Thank you, thank you, Dear Sheryl!

 

Hugs, Susie


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Susie Kraft

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I read about the "coffee grounds", but I read it as it applied to urine. That happened when my son's appendix burst. His urine was that of coffee grounds.

 

I believe the BM movements she is experiencing is that if diarrhea which is somewhat disconcerting when it happens in itself.

 

I get IBS so bad, I missed a lot of work. With all my medication, I am not supposed to take OTCs for it, but in a pinch and not to miss another day of work, I do take an otc antidiarrheal medication (only half the dose recommended). Works like a charm and I haven't seen any side effects. Do not take the full dose or more than recommended, or you'll run into the next problem in that you will not be able to have any BM.

 

Learned the hard way......

 

Tru


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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