Thrown up blood but don't want to go to A&E but probably will. What will they do?

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Okay, so i've been having some gnawing, drilling pains in my upper left quadrant for a few months on and off. I've been to A&E twice in the past week for severe pain which tapered off but today I threw up blood. I'm just wondering what will happen at A&E if I go? Will they do that whole endoscopy thing, because i'm not too keen on that rolleyes Could anyone explain what they'll do when I get there? 

Thanks guys rolleyes 

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    Hi josh i would advise you get seen as soon as possible .a few year ago had same kind of pain and it end up been an undiagnosed stomach ulcer which perforated as doctor didn't send me for any tests.and today 7 year on I've just been back with same kind of pain

    And getting urgent scans and bloods done.i didn't have any symptoms though apart from the pain.if that's what you have you'll have to have emergency surgery. Good luck hope you get sorted

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    I'm not sure what is done these days but they used to give you a thick custardy like drink (called a barium Meal) which as you swallowed it down they traced it on x-ray.  It is quite painless. Do a search of Barium Meal

    If you do have a bleeding ulcer you may be prescribed something like lansoprazole to reduce acid levels.

    Get yourself seen to immediately.... like a tyre puncture it won't mend itself.

    Surgery hurts but it's not the end of the world as I had two thirds of my stomach removed for a perforated ulcer at the age of 17 back in 1959 and I'm still "clivealive" fifty nine years later at the age of 76.

    I wish you well

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    Hi! Have you been to the doctors? How are you doing?
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