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Bleeding Ulcer Cause Microcytic Anemia
Yes.: A bleeding ulcer could cause iron deficiency anemia (low red blood cell count). If the bleeding is severe and persists for a while, red blood cells will be small (microcytic) and have relatively less oxygen-carrying hemoglobin (hypochromic). Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more
What is the preferable acid reducer for possible bleeding ulcer for someone who has Diabetes and anemia? Heard some interfere w/nutrient absorbtion.
I have off/on severe pain in my right forearm muscle w/o change in activity. It seemed 2 coincide w/my anemia (2x bleeding ulcer) but hasn't left. ???
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
Yes but rarely: It is unusual for a bleeding ulcer to be fatal today. We have many ways of controlling the problem today. It occurs singly in the string of other severe prelims such as liver or renal failure or someone who has a clotting problem that is genetic or drug induced. ...Read more
Yes: Fortunately it is rare that a bleeding ulcer is fatal, but certain circumstances like if the patient is taking blood thinners, or has liver problems, like cirrhosis, or is far away from medical care, could cause a bleeding ulcer to be fatal. Almost always, bleeding ulcers can be treated successfully by gastroenterologists doing a scope. ...Read more
What could cause iron deficiency anemia now @26? I eat turkey/eggs daily & have always had heavy periods (actually lighter now)? - serumHcG - bleeding
Bleeding ulcer: Bleeding ulcers require treatment in order to stop the bleeding. The rate of bleeding determines how long some one can weight to be treated. If you are actively bleeding and have blood in your stool you will need immediate treatment. A small ulcer that is only oozing occasionally still requires treatment. Today ulcers can be treated better than ever so don't wait, be well and heal. ...Read more
I had a bleeding ulcer a few months ago that stopped on its own. What are the chances it will bleed again?
Not enough info: to provide a responsible answer. Have you consulted with your doctor about this? Take care. ...Read more
I think I have a bleeding ulcer. What are all of the signs and symptoms of having a bleeding ulcer in the lower stomach?
Bleeding ulcer: I'm not sure what you mean by lower stomach. but the symptoms of ulcer can be abdominal pain to of your stomach, worse by eating certain type of food or worsening heartburn, or even dizziness if you are actively bleeding or severe pain . So watch your symptoms and act accordingly. A visit to your physician might be necessary. ...Read more
See a doctor: Canker sores are the most common ulcer but they don't bleed unless bitten. Bleeding is a worrisome sign and should be seen by a physician to ensure it is not malignant. There is no debate on this. ...Read more
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