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My husband fell yesterday bumped his head and his tailbone.

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My husband fell yesterday...

My husband fell yesterday bumped his head and his tailbone. today he is experiencing flu like symptoms including vomiting but his emesis is coffee ground color. Could it be coincidence or something else we should be concerned with

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?

His head doesn'thurt but he is having some slight pain in the tailbone area and these flu like symptoms just started this afternoon

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He is an alcoholic

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago
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What other flu-like symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
chills alternating with hot flashes
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No other symptoms
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

OK

I don't think think this is related to his fall

Part of it could indeed be the flu, but since he's basically vomiting blood that's an indication of either bleeding gastritis or a bleeding peptic ulcer--both fairly commonly seen in alcoholics

But part of his symptoms may also be from anemia from the bleeding

So I'm very concerned here and he really should see a doctor as soon as possible for an exam and blood work and he may need urgent upper endoscopy to check this out

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank You we will discuss these options
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

My pleasure

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