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So i was recently diagnosed with h pylori but ive been having these syptoms for years. I think something else may be going on as well. Im having chest pain and heartburn. Its all really confusing. Should i get a second GI opinion? Or just what?
Did you have an EGD done?
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Did you have a bleeding ulcer? Did you get blood work done to see what your Hemoglobin was?
No im afaid to ask my doctor about it honestly.
Im not sure about the bleeding ulcer. But i did check my hemoglobin i believe. I have to check that. My eAG was 122.6. And the hemoglobin a1c was 5.9% im not sure what it means. No one explained.
Hi. Im am a 20yold female. And not feeling great lately.
So. I am constantly feeling dizzy or light headed and weak. Mostly when i stand for a long time. Im constantly having stomach problems as well. They found h pylori but i don't think thats whats causing my pain and nausea after meals and drinking. I don't know whats wrong and am scated to get a second opinion.
My hemoglobin is usually low when they do blood tests and im usually really cold. Mostly my hands and feet. Fingernails turn purplish gray even when im not cold. What do i do?
@rinah20 It is always a good Idea to get a second opinion for such important issues.. There are so many variables and interactions.. Choose Credible, those with reputation.. don't mess around..
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Like Ken said, I'd get a second opinion from another GI Dr. Having a EGD (upper endoscopy) is really a simple procedure and painless too. Don't be afraid of it. They give you knock out juice. Stay away from spicey foods, soda, alcohol, fried foods if you have heartburn. Did they put you on antibiotics?
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Yes im on antibiotics but they make my symptoms worse and im constantly losing weight.
@rinah20 you will notice I moved your post from today back into this discussion you allow you to continue to share additional details with the members who have joined in.
In reference to your H. pylori, I wanted to share the link below and highlight the section about when to see a doctor to keep tabs on that aspect of your health.
-Helicobacter pylori (H. plylori):
In this information, weight loss is mentioned so I am wondering if the dizziness and light-headed symptoms you are experiencing are somehow all connected to a lack of vital nutrients and vitamins due to poor absorption as a result of your stomach infection? I am not a medical expert, but just trying to provide some ideas for you to consider.
Did you have a blood test done that you could look back on to see if you were low or deficient in any areas outside of the hemoglobin that you mentioned was low?
My iron was low and a few other things. And im pretty sure im dehydrated but im not sure. If the symptoms progress i will try and see a doctor from the ER. Im not sure yet. Thank you for the imformation
@rinah20 I'm guess you know that low iron can cause a number of symptoms, many of which you've shared.
The following is an excerpt from the link I've provided below:
"Iron deficiency anemia signs and symptoms may include: Extreme fatigue. Weakness. Pale skin. Chest pain, fast heartbeat or shortness of breath. Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness. Cold hands and feet. Inflammation or soreness of your tongue. Brittle nails."
-Iron Deficiency Anemia:
Also from the article, but something I thought was worth pulling out is a list of iron-rich foods as well as foods high in Vitamin C which will aid in the absorption of the iron-rich foods:
Foods rich in iron include:
•Red meat, pork and poultry
•Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach
•Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots
•Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas
Your body absorbs more iron from meat than it does from other sources. If you choose to not eat meat, you may need to increase your intake of iron-rich, plant-based foods to absorb the same amount of iron as does someone who eats meat.
Choose foods containing vitamin C to enhance iron absorption
You can enhance your body's absorption of iron by drinking citrus juice or eating other foods rich in vitamin C at the same time that you eat high-iron foods. Vitamin C in citrus juices, like orange juice, helps your body to better absorb dietary iron.
Vitamin C is also found in:
Have you been actively addressing your low iron, or do you think that could be part of the problem with some of your symptoms?
@rinah20 Make sure that you take good multi-vitamins.. for a person so young its not usual but there is some nutrients missing..
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Yes. I take iron and other vitamins. But it still drops after a few days. I think im either not obsorbing my nutrients cause this medicine makes me sick. Or its because i am infact getting sick. But my dizziness and such is fine sitting down. But when i stand ir stand for too long or walk long distances i get weak and almost pass out. I almost passed out 3 times yeaterday and twice today. My jib is me standing for hours so. It doesn't help. Should i just go into the er monday and have tgem check my blood? Because i want to be safe. I know heart problems runs in the family but i don't know if that is the cause. Like you said it could just be my anemia.
Thank you i do. I take iron because i am infact anemic. Im honestly concerned.. Like. Idk.
The ER will cost big bucks. See a GI Dr. or primary care Dr. for lab tests or even a physical if you haven't had one. You might have a stomach ulcer.
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