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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Help for my grandma ASAP

 sporty4eva87 - Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:56 pm

My 83 yr old grandma is having lower stomack pains and she says its traveling up her back into her shoulder and upper back. she ate greasier food the last 2 days then shes used to. is there anything anyone knows of that could help? shes weird about goin to the doctor but should we just take her? please help ASAP
 Kathy C, RN - Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:48 pm

Hi Jeni, I would first ask your grandma when was the last time she moved her bowels and was it a normal bowel movement for her? The second thing I would ask is if she had any burning, urgency or frequency when she urinates? I would definitly take her to her physician because it could be so many different things.
Good luck.

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