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A 51-year-old female asked:

Ive had occasional bright red blood(a lot sometimes)when i have bowel movement.can naproxen cause bleeding from bowel? i have diverticula too

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Both Naproxen and diverticuli can cause bleeding. Other possibilities should be considered as well. Talk to your primary care about your symptoms. At a minimum you should stop taking Naproxen for a while. Age appropriate screening is also recommended.
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