I have congestive heart failure & upset stomachs for 3 days, today feces looked like coffee grounds?

CHF upset abdomen. Assuming your CHF is compensated an intercurrent abdominal distress syndrome likely represents a transient phenomenon that in the absence of enterotoxin or bacterial process should self resolve. "Coffee-ground" refers to vomitus that's felt indicative of upper GI bleeding, not in relation to stool. Persistent illness can pose a risk to CHF decompensation, if not improving please seek help.

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Congestive heart failure - stomach bloating my dad died in front of me, my mom and boyfriend nov. 6th, 2011. We lost him of congestive heart failure with no warning. He was coughing, throwing up and then got dizzy and sat down. He fell off of what he was

During . During CPR you are breathing for the person and the normal mechanism that prevents air from entering your stomach and makes it go down to your lungs is no longer active. Therefore the stomach gets bloated as a result of air that is being forced into his airway -some of that air goes into the lungs but some gets into the stomach. It doesn't take much for the stomach to get bloated during CPR as the activity of the entire gastrointestinal tract (including the stomach) stops, and so things begin to back up fairly quickly. I doubt that it was blood from his airway causing all of this, although it could have contributed a bit. Read more...

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People . People can present different ways with fluid retention when they have congestive heart failure (chf). Many people will classically have edema (swelling) of their legs, but not all. Some people will carry fluid in their abdomen, and quite often people can have a congested (full) liver that can swell with chf. I would recommend that you consider this a potential, although not definitive, symptom of CHF and talk with your cardiologist. Read more...

Okay but so worried my grandpa has congestive heart failure & an aneurysm in his stomach. Will he die?

Someday. CHF implies he has a damaged heart and an aortic aneurysm has risk of rupture. However, it depends on how he is doing despite these diseases and what other conditions he has. His doctors will advise on course of treatment. Everybody dies someday no matter how healthy they've been. My advice is to make every day count with your loved ones, even those in perfect health. Read more...
Yes. Yes, we will all die. A better question is will this kill him. It is possible. If he is scheduled for surgery, he is definitely high risk because of the chf. If he was my grandpa, i would find out if it could be fixed through the artery in his leg. If it is possible, it may be much less risky for him. Read more...

If you have congestive heart failure.......Would that be seen in an echocardiogram at rest? If not, what tests or such can detect then.

Yes. Normal, non-stress echocardiogram is an excellent way to evaluate heart function & efficiency, specifically left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef). Systolic dysfunction is the most common form of heart failure w/low lvef. Diastolic dysfunction is much less common form of heart failure w/normal lvef. Chest xray will reveal decompensated heart failure once fluid starts backing up into lungs. Read more...
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I have congestive heart failure and fluid build up and just started coughing up blood and phlem?

Go to ER. Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible added pneumonia. Coughing up blood is related to all above and added effect of blood thinner that you are probably taking. Need to be seen urgently for direct care. Read more...
CHF. Coughing up blood could be part of congestive heart failure exacerbation but i would not assume that until other causes are ruled out. Make sure you follow up with your primary. Read more...