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Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic 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 more

Internal Bleeding (Definition)

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


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Can a bleeding ulcer cause macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

Usually not: Because it causes and iron deficiency anemia, which is microcytic. You should be tested for other conditions, so see your doctor for details. ...Read more

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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.???

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.???

Pain: Pain in forearm muscle can be due to many things. Are you having any chest pain or shortness of breath? Have you had an ESR or CRP blood test you can send us? This will help determine underlying cause. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency anemia cause stomach ulcers?

Can iron deficiency anemia cause stomach ulcers?

No: Stomach ulcers can lead to blood loss which in turn may lead to anemia. The solution lies in treating your stomach ulcers, your body should respond by replacing lost hemoglobin in your blood. ...Read more

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Can reticulocytosis cause a bleeding ulcer?

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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Can a bleeding ulcer cause fatality?

Can a bleeding ulcer cause fatality?

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

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Can a bleeding ulcer cause a fatality?

Can a bleeding ulcer cause a fatality?

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

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After an a bleeding ulcer 2 years ago what causes constant acid in your stomach 24/7?

After an a bleeding ulcer 2 years ago what causes constant acid in your stomach 24/7?

Ulcer: What causes acid is specific cells in your stomach. But you can take Prilosec OTC once or twice a day and this will suppress the amount of acid your making, and help control gastritis, or GERD symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause a 5 yr old boy to have a bleeding ulcer besides meds and bacteria?

What could cause a 5 yr old boy to have a bleeding ulcer besides meds and bacteria?

PUD BLEEDING: Upper GI disorders such as: ulcerations, erosions, varices, strictures, vascular, esophagitis, polyps, diverticula, etc. ...Read more

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Is mild microcytic anemia can cause shortness of breathe?!

Is mild microcytic anemia can cause shortness of breathe?!

Probably not: While severe anemia causes sob, I cannot imagine a mild case causing such issues in an otherwise healthy 22 yo. ...Read more

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What is microcytic anemia and how is it caused?

Several causes: Microcytic anemia means that the red blood cell count is low, and that the red blood cells are small. This is most common in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia (a hereditary form of anemia). It may also be seen in less common forms of anemia. ...Read more

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How long can bleeding ulcer go untreated?

How long can bleeding ulcer go untreated?

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

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I had a bleeding ulcer a few months ago that stopped on its own. What are the chances it will bleed again?

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

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What affect will drinking have on recovery from a bleeding ulcer?

What affect will drinking have on recovery from a bleeding ulcer?

Don't do it.: It will slow the healing and could possibly cause the bleeding to start back up again. ...Read more

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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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I think I have a bleeding ulcer. What are all of the signs and symptoms of having a bleeding ulcer in the lower stomach?

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

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What can I do to treat a bleeding ulcer in throat?

What can I do to treat a bleeding ulcer in throat?

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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Is a clean base stomach ulcer considered a bleeding ulcer?

Is a clean base stomach ulcer considered a bleeding ulcer?

Depends: All ulcers bleed some. Many times its minimal and doesn't cause any significant symptoms. If u wr vomiting blood or passing dark tarry stool then yes that ulcer likely bled and stopped. ...Read more

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What can I take for an upset stomach if I had a bleeding ulcer in the past?

What can I take for an upset stomach if I had a bleeding ulcer in the past?

Doctor: I would seriously consider alling your doctor about this. You can take peptobismol but this could be te ulcer rebleeding. ...Read more

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What should I take for an upset stomach if I have had a bleeding ulcer in the past?

What should I take for an upset stomach if I have had a bleeding ulcer in the past?

PPI's H2 blockers,: (prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) zantac, tagamet) antacids (maalox), and coating agents (sucralfate). But get treated for h. Pylori. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, aspirin, NSAID drugs (ibuprofen, naprosyn). ...Read more

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Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that I need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?

Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that I need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?

Unclear: Talk with your doctor. Parathyroid disease is not contagious, and if your doctor thought you both should get further testing, there is likely part of the story missing. So, just ask. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain lasted about 10 mins. Could this be a bleeding ulcer?

Severe stomach pain lasted about 10 mins. Could this be a bleeding ulcer?

Not likely: Though possible. In general, ulcers that bleed do not cause pain. And there are many many causes of abdominal pain, other than ulcers, that are much more likely to cause pain. If this is a single episode, it is unlikely that you have a serious problem. If it recurs, consult a doctor immediately. And, depending on location, it could be from your heart too. ...Read more

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What are some recipes for a bleeding ulcer diet?

What are some recipes for a bleeding ulcer diet?

No actual diet: I recommend my patients, who are dealing with ulcers, try to keep some food in their stomach, even a snack before going to bed. There's no foods that have to be avoided, except those that are personally irritating. So, super spicy foods or snacks should probably be left alone. And, avoid tobacco and alcohol while healing. Just graze all day, and take your medications as directed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens when a bleeding ulcer is left untreated?

Not a good idea.: Ulcers that bleed have eroded into a blood vessel. Small blood vessel may spontaneously stop bleeding, while larger ones may require endoscopy or surgery. Even when the bleeding stops by itself, the ulcer should be treated to prevent further bleeding or perforation. Medications can be very effective. The first step is to contact your doctor or a gastroenterologist for a history, physical and test. ...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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If I have had surgery for a bleeding ulcer in my stomach is it possible that it may start bleeding again?

Yes: Although not common, recurrence is a possibility. Be prudent and use antacids and follow a diet that will not promote ulceration. Also be sure that you have been tested for h pylori. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...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