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Excessive Internal Bleeding

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  • Posted By: cshell0831
  • September 29, 2009
  • 01:25 AM

I need some advice. My father, age 77, has needed blood transfusions on a regular basis for over a year now. He has needed at least 2 units of blood every month, sometimes twice a month. He has undergone numerous tests, scopes, nuclear, etc... to no avail. The doctors cannot find the source of the internal bleeding. It appears to be upper GI since it is black in appearance in his stool. They don't know what to do with him. He is extremely weak. In May of 2009 one doctor gave him an epogen shot with some platlets and that held him for a couple of months. Now they won't give him anymore epogen. Has anyone out there had internal bleeding where the source couldn't not be discovered?????? I need help for my dad!!! Thank you.

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