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aspirin and ulcers

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Because ASA causes: stomach bleeding and can make an ulcer much worse
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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Two reasons: Aspirin has a direct potentially erosive effect on the stomach lining causing the lining to become inflamed (gastritis), especially on an empty stomac ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Some of the pain relief medications/aspirin can cause ulcers.
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Aspirin: Aspirin can make your ulcer worse. Take Prilosec and or Tums (calcium carbonate) if it is a gastric ulcer and that may not be enough. You should get ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes...: ...but so can lots of other things like Crohn's disease, Behcet's, infection, etc. What tests have you had and have the ulcers been biopsied to assist ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: it can.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Aspirin can cause ulcers anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Mystery of medicine!: Peope are not cookie cutter identical copies. Each of us has environmental, genetic, behavioral, & individual predispositions to disease. In your ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can. : You are young for chd. This means that you must focus on preventing progression or complications. Aspirin at 81 mg per day is the usual dose recommend ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Aspirin alternative: The cardioprotective effect of aspirin is one of the best studied (sheer number of large studies) and well characterized medication use that we have. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
No, but less common.: 10-20% of ulcers are not caused by H. pylori. See https://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/files/hpfacts.pdf Get evaluated and treated. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, n ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Different med: You chould not take Aspirin or any nsaid, like ibuprofen. The better alternative is tylenol or acetaminophen. This will not affect your ulcer and will ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
NSAID's can : Be hard on the GI tract for some, even there isn't an ulcer. Perhaps you are particularly sensitive.
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