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  • Posted By: missmissy
  • May 4, 2008
  • 06:34 PM

Im a 19 year old female, and I eat relatively well. I have had some bad constipation before caused by dehydration (I believe) that led to me being hospitalized and given an enema. This happened a few years ago now, but recently I have noticed a new problem.

For the last 2-3 months I have been waking up in the morning with a weird bloating/pain in my upper abdomen. It seems to go away pretty quickly if I grab something to eat.

I went to a gastroenterologist about a month ago, and he examined me and got me to go and have an ultrasound. The ultrasound came back fine, and he said there was no problems.

Just recently (within the last week) I have been having regular BM's (at least once a day) but I have noticed small black bits - what some people call "coffee ground" pieces in my stool. I have read that this could be caused by upper GI bleeding from an ulcer or something, but I though that the ultrasound would have found that out if that was the problem (correct me if I am wrong).

I don't entirely have enough money to go to a doctor again as I'm still paying of the previous bills, so I was just wondering If anyone has had a similar problem to this and can give me any insight?:confused::confused:

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  • This absolutely can be a sign of bleeding, but without testing there is no way to be sure. You really need to get it checked asap. Financial arrangements can usually be made for appointment, and make sure the doc knows least expensive testing. This really should be checked out ASAP.
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