ER Dr. says its erosion of throat, stomach poss. intestines
My 26yr. old son had to go to emergency the other night because felt ill; he had nausea, abdominal pain, bloatness, diarrhea (these symptoms 4wks). He doesn't eat well, drinks hard liquor and every day has 3-4 xtra lg cans of Monster energy drink. The ER. Dr. told him that he acute erosion of the throat, stomach/intestines. Dr. only asked questions of his habits, and labs done,but I'm not aware of how the labs came back, my son said they were okay???? Dr.gave him pepcid & donnatel for pain; and was told to follow up with his GP. The literature he was given was for gastritis, diarrhea symptoms; the problem is my son doesn't want to go to the Dr. due to testing they might have to do; he does not have a primary doctor. His x-girlfriend told me last year that he has had stomach problems (diarhea, smelly stools) for a year now. I'm so worried that he could have something really bad; I need to convince him to go. What could happen if untreated, how long can he take pepcid & donnatel for? Concerned Mom. (he's drinking since his breakup with girlfriend :(
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.