Well, I wound up in the ER on Tuesday. I vomitted and it had some blood in it and of course, I panicked. In the ER they began tests, bloodwork, EKG chest xrays and they put something called an NG tube down into my stomach to see if I had any active bleeding. Thank God, I didn't.
They admitted me and a GI specialist came in the next day. He evaluated me and decided an Endoscopy should be done to see what the problem is. I was fortunate enough to have one done asap. It was painless and quick. He found gastritis, burned esophagus and a hiatal hernia. I was put on Protonix and released. The med is wonderful and I am somewhat more at ease.
The specialist told my family my stomach looked good, lining was smooth and no ulcers. Yet he took 2 biopsies one duodenal and one peptic to test for H. Pylori. I am making myself crazy thinking something is wrong and that's why he took the biopsies, although my family reassures me this is a normal procedure. Anyone else have any experience with this? Input would be appreciated. Thanks all, hope everyone is doing well.