can anyone please reply as anxiety is killing me please do reply ppl
Hi and welcome.
I would suggest you follow through with your gastro as she/her is "the real" expert on liver disease or any other condition related to the digestive system. After she/he gets your blood tests results you will find out whether you need to be concerned or not about anything else including liver disease.
Pantocid is used to treat a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which can cause regurgitation of food as you have discribed. GERD is caused by frequent acid reflux,, the backup of stomach acid or bile into the esophagus. The backwash of acid can irritate the lining of your esophagus causing it to become inflamed or bleed,
There seems to be some misunderstanding about one of the complications of advanced cirrhosis, called "bleeding varices". Bleeding varices is a medical emergency. When a person with advanced cirrhosis vomits blood it is not a few ml of red blood but often copious amounts of thick and black blood. People can vomit and lose so much blood that a person may go into shock or die. Also when a person defecates blood it is usually black and tarry in consistency. Red blood is typically from bleeding hemorrhoids not bleeding varices.
A person with such advanced cirrhosis will usually have other obvious signs of advanced cirrhosis as well. A good gastro can diagnosis the signs of advanced cirrhosis with a physical exam and other tests.
Often we anticipate the worse when rarely the worse it the true case. Follow up with your blood tests and gastro to learn if you have any reason to be concerned about having advanced liver disease. Talk to them about any concerns you have.
Of course the best way to prevent the chance of the development of alcoholic cirrhosis is to stop drinking.
Good luck to you!
Today i went for a blood test, LFT. CBC ESR, PT & INR, HBsAg , HIV. All reports are normal except the RBC is been reduce from normal range and Hemoglobin is also mildly affected.
I didnt went for endoscopy how conclusive are my test results as there is deficiency of iron and vitamin so the surgeon has asked to go for multivitamins for a months time.
After discussing with other doctors have refused to go for endoscopy.
Endoscopy is used to look at how damaged your esophagus may be from the backflow of stomach acids which is probably the reason for your vomiting and bleeding. Upper endoscopy can be more accurate than X-rays or other imaging for examining the inside of the upper digestive system so the doctor will have less information to help you with your diagnosis of GERD. Of course everyone has the right to refuse any medical procedure if they don't want it.
Since you have no indications of cirrhosis I would suggest you post any question you have about your GERD issues in the GERD (Acid Reflux) Community where they can help you better understand your condition.
My point is it necessary to go for endoscopy as i have refused it after consulting it with other surgeons not with the one who has suggested the endoscopy.
Secondly people suggested that to have a better view one must go for endoscopy. for proper treatment.
Are you sure that there is no indications of cirhosis as i am not aware about such things.
And please give your precious advice that wether i should for endoscopy or not.
Thanks & regards
We are not doctors. We are people who have or have had cirrhosis of the liver. Only a doctor can determine if a person has cirrhosis of the liver or not. Only a doctor can perform a proper physical exam and order appropriate testing to determine if a person has cirrhosis of the liver or any other condition or disease for that matter.
Only with an upper endoscopy can a doctor see the lining of your upper GI tract which will help them determine what is causing your vomiting.
Vomiting as you describe is not a complication of cirrhosis.