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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: Ulcers that bleed can cause anemia (low hemoglobin).
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Testing: H. pylori blood and breath testing, CBC, sed rate, liver profile, amylase. lipase and abdominal ultrasound for starters.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
G.I doctor: Blood test is not specific for ulcer, there are other tests, endoscopy, upper GI xray. Talk with your doctor.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many Things: If all you have is an X-ray, you need to have a CT Scan or an ultrasound or both and some blood work to rule out some of the more serious causes of ab ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Evan, etc: Evan is a combination of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and immune thrombocytopenia. Though unknown cause in most cases, it is also commonly associated w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many things: Costochondritis of anterior rib not usually seen on xray. Pain in upper abdomen can because by different organs in region.Pancreatitis, gastritis or ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatable: It is thought that fecal calprotectin levels with Crohn's disease of the small bowel is lower than with colon involvement. However, there are no firm ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Oral Lesions: There are a number of things that can cause ulcers and/or lesions in the mouth. It's best to go to the dentist to do a thorough evaluation and diagnos ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common issue: Mouth ulcers in a 3 yo are usually a viral process. They can be the initial infection of what would later become cold sores. They can be from a variet ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
EGD: H pylori is checked via biopsy, which is done during a gastric endoscopy (egd.) you won't find it on your basic blood labwork. Your doctor can help wi ... Read More
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