Patient Comments: Internal Bleeding - Signs and Symptoms

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What were the signs and symptoms associated with internal bleeding? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: BillNC, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I had symptoms of anemia, shortness of breath, fatigue, light headedness, and rubbery legs. Hemoglobin was 6, iron 4 and ferritin 5. I was rushed to the emergency room for two units of packed RBCs. Multiple Cameron lesions revealed on endoscopy, at ring/site where hiatal hernia was acting like a drawstring on my stomach, indicated the internal bleeding had been due to the hernia. Since a hiatal hernia can cause lesions on the inside of the stomach, I wonder if it also can cause bleeding on the outside of the stomach where the tissues of the diaphragm come in tight contact with the stomach tissues, and normal bodily movements would make the two structures rub against one another.

Comment from: jaybee, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 01

The only sign of internal bleeding was fatigue. In a routine exam, the doctor found white blood count of 6.2. Two transfusions brought it to 10.4, then up to 11.8. A colonoscopy found a small ulcer and an endoscopy was clear. I had medicines for two months, then was off the medicines to see if I had stabilized. I was down to 9.3 after two months. Next will be the camera to reach other parts of the stomach.

Comment from: eeyore67, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I had occult blood stool cards positive for blood. I've also been having stomach pain, cramps, nausea, and heartburn. I believe my stomach is irritated and bleeding from the medication I take every day. I'm going for a colonoscopy. I hope it's nothing serious like cancer. I'm very scared.

Comment from: Amelia, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I fell on the steps; hitting about five. And broke lower leg and ankle which got twisted around. In the emergency room (ER), my foot was reduced and next day operation had 28 stitches, plate, etc. While in rehabilitation I had severe pain in my thigh, and doctor checked for leg clots and breaks. Pain was unbearable even with narcotics. I was sent to the ER again and by then my tummy was like a balloon, one look from my doctor (who was there) and he had a CT done stat, had an orange size blood clot which was bleeding into the cavity at my groin. I was put in the critical care department and was not able to be transferred (my daughter had asked). I understand if this was not caught within a few more hours, I would not be here now. I ended with about 8 units of blood since surgery. I am fortunate, it has been 11 months and I’m alive, but I still have nerve damage in my thigh causing my pain.

Comment from: Ap, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I don’t know if I'm in trouble or not. I was not forced to have anal sex but complied, and every time after, I was in pain for days. I am bleeding but I don’t know if that the cause. My entire right side hurts. I think it's my hip but I'm scared. I don’t know where to go.

Comment from: Little Sue, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I have black stools that look like coffee grounds. I wonder if that is a symptom of internal bleeding.

Comment from: sue123, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I have anemia with an iron level of 2, hemoglobin level of 7 and have had some stool samples, which in which they have found some blood. I don’t know what the cause of this could be. Next, they will do a scan.

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