She has had stomach pain on and off for mths after every test ultra sound cat scans blood they all come back fine. She has started bleeding from her back end now with on going stomach pain. Still has appetite no diarrhea. But light headed in pain slight fever. Been to emergency every day for two weeks. Finally my dr set up surgeon to do colonoscopy but that's a ways away. As I see my daughter hurt cry and scared I feel helpless?? As emergency they tell me nothing they can do. Told me to come back if bleeding was no stop. Well last night it was non stop filling panty liners every hr. So again we went back and again they sent us home. Anyone with any advice please and thank you
How old is your daughter? Is your doctor also her primary care physician? Is the blood red or black? If the ER has done blood tests, I'm sure they have tested for anemia, which would indicate a serious bleed. How long does she have to wait for the colonoscopy? Have they checked her for hemmorhoids or rectal fissures? Is there another hospital where you can take her? You need to MAKE a doctor listen and do something, whether it is her regular doctor, ER doctor, or an Urgent Care Clinic doctor. For some reason, the ER doctors are not considering this bleeding to be an emergency situation. You need to get an explanation from the doctors so you will understand why her bleeding, pain and fever are not concerning to them. Usually rectal bleeding is considered to be an emergency unless she has been constipated and has developed a rectal fissure from straining. You are entitled to some answers from the doctors she has seen.
Right now, though, I think an Urgent Care Clinic would be your best option. Best wishes for success in getting a doctor to listen. Let us know how your daughter is doing. I hope she gets relief and begins to feel better soon.
Bless her heart. I know she has to be miserable. Does she still have fever? It is time for the mama bear in you to come out! Call her primary care doctor and tell him that you want something done and now. He can make arrangements either to admit her to the hospital to get testing done, or to get an emergent colonoscopy done. I am concerned that she could develop sepsis. I am not a medical professional, but even I know that rectal bleeding + fever = trouble. She could have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis... All of these can be very serious without treatment. I am in the US, so I don't know how the medical system works in Canada. Have the doctors given her antibiotics? Any meds at all? I hope for her sake that you can make her doctor or the ER doctors listen. Please let us know how she is doing and how this horrid situation turns out. I'll be praying for her and for your entire family.
She could have a bleeding ulcer or something called an avm bleeding. I can't believe they don't admit her to the hospital and find out what is going on. Here she'd be in the hospital getting tested so fast your head would spin. She probably will need an endoscopy too. I wish she had another er to go to. If you can get something like ranitidine (pills for heartburn and gerd) over the counter, I would start giving them to her daily. If its an ulcer it will help calm it down, and it won't harm her if that's not the problem.
This is totally wrong. She may well be in need of a transfusion. Dizzy is a sure sign. Is there another hospital? She needs to be admitted so they can do the procedure right away. Your daughter is precious. Find someone, a priest, etc., to go with you and her. Make them help her now.
Where are you from, I can't believe they keep turning her away! This happened to me several months ago, I went to emergency ended up getting 3 transfusions, a colonscopy and and endoscope, all within 2 days. My advise is to not budge and say you want answers!! Praying they find out where the blood is coming from.
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