A 42-year-old female asked:
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i take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that b what i have or cancer?

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Dr. Erik Voogd
19 years experience Pain Management
Cancer is unlikely: While not impossible, cancer in a 40 yo female is MUCH less likely than a GI bleed in when you are taking a non-selective COX-2 inhibitor like naproxen. Unless, you are having severe symptoms of dizziness, headache, and the like you should be fine with just discontinuation of the naprosyn (and other NSAIDs like ibuprofen) and giving it time for your symptoms to subside. O/W see your PCM sooner.
Answered on Feb 11, 2015
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