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Can't eat -- nausea with bleeding ulcer?

Can't eat -- nausea with bleeding ulcer?

Possible: But so are many other things. Bet to discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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If a bleeding ulcer would the poo be black?

If  a bleeding ulcer would the poo be black?

Maybe: Some medications such as iron or pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause black stools. Yes intestinal bleeding from ulcers can also cause black bowel movements if there is enough internal bleeding. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an ulcer in my stomach or bleeding?

How to determine if I have an ulcer in my stomach or bleeding?

Depends: Peptic ulcers cause pain and indigestion feelings. They can also bleed. So patients with bleeding ulcers will have the pain in there upper abdomen and lower chest. The blood causes the stool to become darker. This can be tested in an office or hospital. If this is causing trouble seek medical attention and get it treated. ...Read more

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Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Seek help: A tight and distended abdomen with pain is not something to take likely. It could be obstruction, reflux, a bleeding ulcer, gastritis etc- the list goes on. Please see your doctor asap for this- particularly with you history I would possibly consider going to the ER today. Other conditions can mimic this such as heart disease, diabetes (gastroparesis). You need a full work-up and exam. ...Read more

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I heard about the side effects of prolonged use of PIP's & was wondering if H2 blockers r any better 4 someone who had bleeding ulcer thats inactive?

I heard about the side effects of prolonged use of PIP's & was wondering if H2 blockers r any better 4 someone who had bleeding ulcer thats inactive?

Better tolerated: H2 blockers don't seem to have the same degree of effects like increased risk of osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia(low magnesium) and pneumonia as do PPI's. Remember, they both lead to lower levels of acid secretion, so you still have to have some concern of similar affects in the long run. ...Read more

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What are things that increase the risk of an ulcer bleeding?

What are things that increase the risk of an ulcer bleeding?

Ulcer bleeding: H. Pylori, alcohol, nsaids, acetaminophen, spicy products just to name a few common irritants which in due time increases the risk of ulcer bleeding. ...Read more

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Is anlagen which contains naproxeno sodico safe for bleeding ulcers. I recently purchased it in Mexico?

Is anlagen which contains naproxeno sodico safe for bleeding ulcers.  I recently purchased it in Mexico?

Naprosyn (naproxen): It seems that naproxeno sodico stands for naproxen which is a non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Excessive use of this medication or sometimes even regular use of this medication over time can cause bleeding ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract. If you have had bleeding ulcers or any ongoing bleeding issues you should avoid use of this medication. ...Read more

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Can you die from a bleeding ulcer?

Not common, but yes: If a stomach or duodenal ulcer has eroded into an artery,it is possible to have severe bleeding that can kill.It is also possible to have slow bleeding that does not kill.Other complications of ulcers include perforation(a hole through the stomach or duodenum),which can also kill.Ulcers are easier to treat now we have a better understanding of them,& treatment can prevent complications like these. ...Read more

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What can happen is you leave a bleeding ulcer?

What can happen is you leave a bleeding ulcer?

Bad things: Bleeding ulcer? This is not something to leave to chance. I am assuming you are talking about a stomach ulcer that is bleeding. To me this implies that you had an ulcer that eroded into a vessel and that vessel is now bleeding. You should seem medical attention. Ominous signs would be light headedness when standing, black tarry stools, feeling weak and tired all the time. ...Read more

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How can I remedy a bleeding ulcer?

How can I remedy a bleeding ulcer?

See a doctor: I do not know how you would know if you have a bleeding ulcer. Have you seem a doctor or had endoscopy for this diagnosis? Bleeding from ulcers of the stomach can range widely, from minor to severe. Usually medical treatment to lower the stomach acid, and antibiotic treatment if a biopsy or breath test shows h. Pylori is present is a starting point. ...Read more

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Can reticulocytosis cause a bleeding ulcer?

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. ...Read more

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How long does a bleeding ulcer surgery take?

Depends: Many times surgery for a bleeding ulcer is being done as an emergency surgery. Depending on how much surgery is needed, ulcer repair or resection of the bleeding part, the operation can be 1 to 2 hours or longer. ...Read more

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Can I have a drink if I have a bleeding ulcer?

Can I have a drink if I have a bleeding ulcer?

Bad plan!: Alcohol irritates the inner lining of the stomach and increases stomach acid production. Both of these effects may tip one over the edge, leading to life-threatening bleeding. Abstain from alcohol until your ulcer is completely healed (please). ...Read more

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Help can chronic bleeding ulcer lead to increased erythropoiesis?

Help can chronic bleeding ulcer lead to increased erythropoiesis?

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. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more