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Bruising Problem
An_246807 posted:
Had a heart attack in May 2012. Doc just adjusted my dose of aspirin because i was brusing so much. I take effient 10mg & 81mg of aspirin now. Here is my problem.....
I started have severe cramping and tummy pain across my belly button area on Wednesday. I threw up. Pain got better each day but still there. Just feel yucky...weird. I woke up today and now there is a bruise right across my tummy. My tummy is bloated too. I'm worried about internal bleeding. I'm sure I didn't hit my stomach to cause the brusing. When I was having the pain it felt like I was getting beat up from the inside. it was horrible. I just thought I might have ate something bad. I'm very sleepy and just don't feel good. Obvisouly I need to see my doc but it is the weekend. Had anyone had anything like this before with the severe stomach pain then bruising?
billh99 responded:
If your symptoms start getting any worse or if you see black spots in your bowel movements then you need to go to the ER.

And even if you symptoms are getting any worse, but you still feel "bad enough" then you might want to go to urgent care.

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