Burping up blood!!!

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/11/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new here- I've been reading your conversations on the forum for months now, but I've never posted anything. Actually your site has been very helpful in the past and I got information without having to ask for anything else, but this time I have a problem that seems quite unique since I couldn't find anyone else complaining about a similar issue.
I've been having GERD-related problems for 8 months now - although I still don't have a solid diagnosis, even with all sorts of tests (endoscopy, BRAVO capsule test and motility study) and after seeing 3 different doctors. My usual symptoms have been chest pain and burning, lots of burping, acid taste in my mouth, regurgitation of food. For the past couple of months I've been noticing a taste of blood in my mouth when I got up in the morning, but because it always happened in the night, I figured maybe it was bleeding from my gums or from a dry throat. That changed last Saturday when at 3:00 am  I could clearly feel how burpind brought up blood!!! I went to the bathroom and I could see it my saliva!! During the past few days it got worse, I can see and feel the blood during the day too, and it's the worst feeling. It's not a lot, but I know that it has to be a very bad sign, so I am freaking out! I can't sleep, I'm in a continuous state of panic.
I'm going to see the doctor tonight, but when I told him about this he said he doesn't think it;s an emergency. I guess he thinks it's an ulcer or something, I don't know.
Does anyone know what this could be, has anyone experienced this before?
Thanks for all your help, it really means a lot to hear from people who are also struggling with this terrible condition- it's the only way you understand how annoying and debilitating it is.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/11/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Libelula and welcome to Healingwell. It does sound like you might have an ulcer. It might be time to have another endoscopy done. Medications like Prilosec might help to calm things. Glad you are seeing the doctor. Good luck!
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 2/11/2010 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there! I have not had this experience (w/blood) & cannot offer any help, just wanted you to know people are out here & care. I hope that today will bring you some reassuring news.
Lots of luck!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 2/11/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
This is weird... I just met a guy with the same symptom last night at a store. He said he was undergoing tests to find out what's happening with him.

(((((((((((((((((((gentle hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

I hope you find out what it is and it can be fixed easily.


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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 4/7/2011 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi fellow GERD sufferers,

I'm new to this board and I'm glad i found you guys. I was diagnosed with GERD officially around Oct, 2010 but I'm very sure I've had it for a while before I was diagnosed. All my GP did was a barium swallow and test results were conclusive. It first started as a feeling like a lump in my throat so doc gave me Nexium for 2 months. Seemed to work for a while but then it came back but now symptoms are worse. Now it's exactly like what Libelula has but not too much burning. Just a sore, scratchy throat, and bouts where i have difficulty taking a deep breath. Doc has put me now on Dexilant and it does almost nothing but gives me bad case of gas and abdominal pain and the runs. I'm burping like every 10-15 min and not just once. It comes out 2 or 3 in a row. And thats what gives me the taste of blood in my mouth. Can you imagine the panic that goes through your mind??? You are not alone Libelula.
I have an appointment with a gastro next month so i hope he can give me some help. If anyone is living in Toronto, Canada, do you know of a really good gastro?

Elite Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 4/8/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you've got some issues. Will the doctor be doing an EGD on you soon?

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2016
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   Posted 9/23/2016 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Did you ever figure out the source of the bleeding? I'm dealing with something similar, but seems to be getting better.

Please let me know
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