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I have been very loose bloody bowel movements and alaomt vomiting

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I have been very loose bloody bowel movements and alaomt vomiting bloody liquid have a stomach and headache have been achy and out of sort for days I have diabetes hypertension and urine retention can you advise please
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you should not be having bloody bowel movements and vomiting daily

Dr. David :

your diabetes could be causing neuropathy and nerve damage.

Dr. David :

urinary retention is a sign of spinal cord damage or severe nerve damage.

Dr. David :

severe advanced diabetes can also cause stomach paralysis and gastroparesis or lack of movement of food through the stomach.

Customer:

So what could be wrong

Dr. David :

if you have had diabetes for a long time, this can damage nerves

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and cause neuropathy

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and these damaged nerves can cause nerves not to work to control your bladder.

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and cause the nerves which control the stomach to not work.

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which can result in paralysis of your stomach called gastroparesis

Dr. David :

you need to ask your doctors if you have gastroparesis.

Dr. David :

and get a scope down into your stomach

Dr. David :

there are medications which can help this

Dr. David :

like Reglan to help gastroparesis.

Dr. David :

and also neurontin to help with neuropathy.

Customer:

Have been diabetic for 9 years do you feel this is an urgent matter just feel dizzy and vision going blurry what would you suggest

Customer:

What is causing vomiting of blood and loose stools

Dr. David :

a stomach ulcer can cause vomitting of blood

Dr. David :

you need to have this evaluated and treated as soon as possible

Dr. David :

I would not let it go

Dr. David :

you should go to a A&E center and see a doctor there.

Dr. David :

your GP needs to send you to a GI physician as soon as possible

Dr. David :

to look down your stomach

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do you drink alcohol?

Customer:

Can it wait until monday

Dr. David :

alcohol can cause stomach ulcers and esophageal varicies

Dr. David :

which can bleed

Dr. David :

no I wouldn't wait until monday.

Dr. David :

you can loose a lot of blood from your GI system silently

Dr. David :

if you continue to bleed internally and don't stop.

Customer:

Have had alcohol problems in the past could this be xonnected

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

prior alcohol can cause stomach ulcers

Dr. David :

and cause esophageal varicies which can bleed

Customer:

And what would this mean

Dr. David :

that you are bleeding into your stomach

Dr. David :

and you might not stop bleeding until you see a GI doctor who can go down your esophagus with a scope to stop the bleeding.

Dr. David :

patients can bleed to death this way.

Customer:

So is it bad then

Dr. David :

yes,

Dr. David :

very serious

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer:

So what should I do

Dr. David :

you might have to scroll down to see the ratings area

Dr. David :

you should go to the A&E and tell them you are vomiting up blood

Dr. David :

and ask them to refer you to a GI doctor as soon as possible.

Dr. David :

or call up your GP today and ask for a referal to a GI doctor as soon as possible.

Customer:

Would this mean been admitted over weekend if so I will wait until Monday

Dr. David :

they might admit you over the weekend.

Dr. David :

it depends on your red blood cell count.

Dr. David :

if you have lost a lot of blood, you are probably anemic.

Dr. David :

and you might need to stay in the hospital.

Dr. David :

you could be dehydrated as well

Dr. David :

or have electrolyte imbalances like metabolic alkalosis.

Customer:

If that's the case I shall wait until monday

Customer:

What does the latter mean

Dr. David :

that is an electrolyte imbalance from vomiting too much.

Customer:

What will happen

Dr. David :

you could be dehydrated.

Dr. David :

you could have organ failure.

Dr. David :

kidney failure .

Dr. David :

you could loose lots of blood silently.

Dr. David :

your stools can turn black.

Dr. David :

you could die or pass out.

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