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I'm a 35 year old female. In 1998 I had a gastric bypass. The surgeon I used told my family and I that I had stomach ulcers. He thought it was a bit strange because I was only 19 at the time. For the past several years I have been, on ocassion, experiencing intense nausea, a sort of burning sensation in my stomach, heartburn and black stools. And, like I said, this comes and goes and Ibelieve that it has been due to some bleeing in my stomach. I'm always pale. I know that I can not absorb B-12 well due to my bypass. I also experience heavy menstrual cycles that usually consists of large clots and pretty painful cramps. For the past several weeks, I have been experiencing nausea, painful bloating, lots of flatulence, a pain in and around the area slightly above my natural waist line and about 1-3 inches under my ribcage. This pain can be sharp at times and dull at others. If I put anything other than pepto bismal in my stomach I feel nauseated. And although I'm pale I think my skin looks a little yellow. I need some help here. I know I should see a physician but, like I said, I've no insurance and can not affford a bill from a physician. I need a way to treat these issues at home. I don't want to ignore it and let it get any worse. I hope that somebody can help me.
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