• Internal bleeding problems and how they can be controlled?

    Asked by danellsar on Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Internal bleeding problems and how they can be controlled?

    My husband has had problems with internal bleeding leading to anemia (low red cells) since the beginning of his disease. Chemo made it worse. Radiation didn't stop it. Now the new chemo is making it worse again.

    He's having an endoscopic laser procedure next week to try and find and cauterize the bleeding. He says if they cannot stop the bleeding, then they won't be able to do chemo any more.

    He's stage 4, so not a surgical candidate, and he's not very strong any more. Are there other options we could ask about? He's had many transfusions so far, but his numbers don't stick and keep slowly trending down.

    1 Answer from the Community

    • Elizabeth's Avatar

      Did you try Pepsid or any other acid blockers. This will help if he has acid build up in his stomach because acid can cause ulcers in esophagus, stomach, and intestines that can cause you to bleed. I've had lots of infusions in the past and the doctors told me that I needed to take acid blockers. This could be something you can talk about with your doctor. Also try to avoid acidic food like lemons, kiwi, etc. Best of Luck!

      over 9 years ago

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