Has anyone who has MF also had any gastro-intestinal bleed and/or liver troubles?
Last week I quite suddenly became very breathless, light headed and weak. I went to clinic the following morning and blood test showed my Hg was at 56. I was admiited and overnight (Friday into Saturday) received 6 units of blood. Sunday my bowel motion was black and tarry (sorry) and so I saw my GP on Monday who confirmed that I must have had a significant internal bleed. It so happened that I also had an appointment yesterday at the QE B'ham with an expert consultant haem. When he palpated my liver it hurt. The consultant was really quite concerned by these 2 symptoms and naturally so am I. They might be related to the underlying MF but until further investigation there is no firm diagnosis to be made. It could be an ulcer, or perhaps portal hypertention and hence varices, or something else,but I've no idea. I had both colonoscopy and gastroscopy about 8 weeks ago and all was okay as was a CT scan. I would be very grateful if anyone who may have had a similar set of symptoms could suggest what might be going on. Thanks