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My mom has gained 5 pounds overnight. she is 87, has copd,

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my mom has gained 5 pounds overnight. she is 87, has copd, congestive HF, pulmonary edema, and diabetes [she controls with diet]. she says she is not really having extra trouble breathing. She's bloated, cramping, diarrhea, belching for a week. ER is 30mi one way and stressful. should I wait till morn to take her to near by urgent care?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Since your mother is not having any trouble in breathing, or chest pain, she is likely stable.

Nothing urgent.

Weight gain can be due to the bloating and also from fluid intake to compensate for diarrhea related fluid loss.

It is important to treat her diarrhea well --bacterial infection should be ruled out.

But that can wait till tomorrow.
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