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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can a bleeding ulcer cause macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Usually not: Because it causes and iron deficiency anemia, which is microcytic. You should be tested for other conditions, so see your doctor for details.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can reticulocytosis cause a bleeding ulcer?

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
The opposite: Reticulocytosis by definition means increase number of red cells, most of the time because of anemia. Bleeding ulcer can cause anemia, then your retic count will be higher than normal. You should be treated for the ulcer to stop the bleeding. Contact your doctor immediately so you can be treated right away.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Can a bleeding ulcer cause a fatality ?

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Dr. Robert Moesinger
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Fortunately it is rare that a bleeding ulcer is fatal, but certain circumstances like if the patient is taking blood thinners, or has liver problems, like cirrhosis, or is far away from medical care, could cause a bleeding ulcer to be fatal. Almost always, bleeding ulcers can be treated successfully by gastroenterologists doing a scope.

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