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help can chronic bleeding ulcer lead to increased erythropoiesis?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Erythropoiesis: Any form of blood loss will cause your body to work to create more blood cells to replenish the loss. This process is called erythropoiesis. If the bleeding is significant enough or has been going on long enough, it is possible to become iron deficient. Iron deficiency is commonly caused by using up iron stores for red blood cell production but can also be caused by nutritional deficiency.

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Why does vaginal bleeding occur in pregnancy?

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How can you differentiate between endometriosis, which causes bleeding in the rectum and bladder, and other diseases of these two organs?

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I continued to have menstrual bleeding while on medical therapy. Does this mean that the medication was not working?

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Depends: I van not answer because I do not know what you were taking and the reason why.
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What could cause painful vaginal bleeding?

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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

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