View Full Version : Relative needs frequent blood transfusions, in chronic pain

06-02-2016, 06:32 PM
Hello, my family member is in his late 70's and prior to 2013 was very healthy and active. He began to need transfusions every few months and then the Dr found out it was the baby aspirin causing the issue. He was OK for a while until recently when he had a procedure done where a small bleeder was found in his small intestines and repaired. A hiatal hernia was discovered as well. He constantly complains of extreme pain and has needed a few blood transfusions in the past few months. No Dr can pinpoint what's causing the pain and consistently low hemoglobin. At first they thought it was a cholesterol medication (lipitor) causing the stomach pain, then pain medication causing it. He's had numerous blood tests, scans, GI tests and all are normal except what I listed above. He's on anti anxiety meds to help the anxiety too.My question is: Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? If so, what do you think it is?