Trip to the hospital...with some questions...

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/26/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
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.

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   Posted 11/26/2006 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear you had such a bad time.. But it is good that you are know what is wrong and are getting meds for it.. I would say the biopsies are normal procedure and would not worry about it.. Worrying is not a good thing when you have tummy problems anyway..
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/26/2006 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctor is being thorough, and that's a good thing. I'm glad you found the source of your problem. Try to relax. Think positively about how now you'll be able to repair your condition. Things will get better. Hang in there.
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