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can taking omeprazole 20mg. long term cause bleeding?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Omeprazole long term: To what sort of bleeding do u refer—spitting up blood, or rectal bleeding? Hematemesis might more commonly be related to bleeding ulcer(s), esophageal tears, or esophageal varices (varicose veins in esophagus). Hematochezia could result from clostridium difficile diarrhea associated with long-term ppi (omeprazole & others) use. See prescribing doc or GI specialist.

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