Hi,my mom has been receiving hemodialysis for the past two years, well tolerated. recently she has developed, upset stomach, bulging, black stool and H&H has dropped. Started on pepcid but has developed palpatations while taking it. NP at dialysis will start epogen shot for anemai, but I am wondering if she should be considered for a endoscope to rule out GI bleed, she has never had GI disorders in the past. but what concerns me is the corelation with the H&H dropping this past month, (which they did consider a blood transfusion if need be) and the bulging and gi upset, and most of all black stook but never any blood noted). What do you think, Thanks
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replied July 28th, 2007
Re: Hemodialysis Complaints
Faithstreasures wrote:
Hi,my mom has been receiving hemodialysis for the past two years, well tolerated. recently she has developed, upset stomach, bulging, black stool and H&H has dropped. Started on pepcid but has developed palpatations while taking it. NP at dialysis will start epogen shot for anemai, but I am wondering if she should be considered for a endoscope to rule out GI bleed, she has never had GI disorders in the past. but what concerns me is the corelation with the H&H dropping this past month, (which they did consider a blood transfusion if need be) and the bulging and gi upset, and most of all black stook but never any blood noted). What do you think, Thanks
i would forsure run this past the doctor and see what they have to say.good luck
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replied July 31st, 2007
although not always, most lower gi bleeds present with coffee ground emesis (normally an abundance of dark flaky looking stools). the black stool could be a sign, but may also be because of the dialysis. definitely consider a dr consult. treatment for gi bleeds need not be put on the back burner.
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replied February 10th, 2009
Hemodialysis Complaints
The adverse effects of dialysis are truly mind boggling. Then there's the additional headache caused by some ridiculous .
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