Cold sensation in stomach, history of blood in vomit and stool.
I am experiencing a strange cold sensation in my stomach. It started earlier today. My stomach is not cold to the touch, rather the feeling is in the stomach itself. I would compare the feeling to a flow of cold fluid. This sensation comes and goes in short intervals.
Just before this started, I experiences a very short episode of severe abdominal pain. It only lasted like 10 seconds or so, but the pain was quite intense.
Also I have been vomiting bright red blood a couple of months ago and also found small amounts of bright red blood in stool upon inspection lately (definitely blood, no beetroots or such).
Now I wonder if there is a a connection? I read on a website that cold sensations CAN be a symptom of internal bleeding. This was written by a doctor.Though, the medical literature I have consulted does not mention this.
I do not feel extremely weak, pale, cold or have very rapid pulse (it is about 60-80 bpm right now). Quite thirsty though.
Hence, there are not major signs of major internal bleeding. But I am a little bit worried about this cold sensation as it is distinct from what my stomach usually feels like and it somehow feels so strange and wrong. Before I started to read up on it, I instinctively thought "hey, it feels like bleeding in the stomach".
I do have a doctors apointment in a couple of weeks regarding another issue, but as this worries me I would appreciate thoughts, ideas and advices. As I said, I am worried about major internal bleeding. I mean, I guess one wouldnt experience all the classic major symptoms in the beginning and I´m afraid it could get worse fast.
Also I should maybe mention that I have had some heartburn and reflux at times. This is usually helped by over the counter drugs, and I have tried those for this cold sensation but it is still there.
Mediumman, if you were vomiting blood and have some blood in your fecal material it might be a decent idea to call your doctor and more the appointment up. I think it would be difficult for any of us to say what the cold feeling in your stomach is since symptoms of a number of conditions can vary quite a bit. But something is clearly going on and your doc should be called and clued in.
Well, the blood in the vomit was deemed to be "normal" by a doctor I visited back then, he said it was because of acid reflux which creates some kind of small wound in the throat. Quite harmless, he said. To be honest I would have liked a more thorough investigation, but as I had gastroscopy a year earlier I felt I should not request to have it done so soon again if the doctor did not want to do it.
The blood in the stool is only a small amount every now and then, but of course I am going to investigate this further. Though it does not seem acute in the sense that it cannot wait 2 weeks. (and if I call tomorrow and ask for another apointment it could take even longer anyway).
What I am really worried about is if there is some, a bit bigger kind of bleeding which started and which needs medical attention very soon. Though I realise I do not show the typical signs like very rapid pulse or anything like that, I am worried that if something started today it might go on and get worse tomorrow...
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