Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology AnswersBack to Gastroenterology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/15/2017.
Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
|kn846mr - Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:06 am||
3 days ago my boyfriend felt poo cramps, and it hurt when he pressed on this tender spot (under the xiphoid process) of his torso. I gave him some pepto, he was able to go soild poo but the cramps have remained, the soreness spot hasn't moved, still in the same place and he has been throwing up now. I thought the lump of poo (pain under the Xiphoid process) was just stuck but it should of moved a liittle by now, right? I gave him papaya enzyme to calm his tummy but he threw that up. What cold be wrong? I am worried that the poo might be poisining him just sitting there or is there something else going on? PLease help, we are going on 3 days now and I am running out of ideas. We don't have insurance, but if this is seriou then just constipation I will take hime.
Thank you so much
|Nurse4you - Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:58 pm||
This could be one of many things. Your boyfriend could have an intestinal blockage, which, left untreated, can be very serious. He could also have appendicitis or cholecyctitis ( gall bladder inflammation)
I understand you say he doesn't have insurance, but it is important he be seen by a physician. Use your local phone book, or call a county hospital to find out if there is a free clinic he could go to be evaluated at as soon as possible. Thanks!
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.