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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 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
Not usually: Microcytic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, rather than hypothyroidism. If associated with hypothyroidism, anemia is usually macrocytic (often secondary to pernicious anemia). Either way, an anemia deserves a thorough workup with your medical doctor, and treatment of your hypothyroidism. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod. Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?
More info needed: The most common reason for microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron defieicncy. The most common cause of low neutrophil counts and lymphopoenia can be virally associated or antibody associated. Hopefully, she is seeing a hematologist. Depending on her blood counts, she may be at risk of infection. Please make sure she is being seen properly and that oncologic issues are ruled out as well-. ...Read more
It depends: Treating anemia with medication and/or dietary supplements depends heavily on the type and cause of anemia. The most common cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron deficiency; however, other causes do exist including lead intoxication and sideroblastic anemia, therefore it is of paramount importance to consult with your physician in order to establish the exact cause of your anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My test result show Rbc:Microcytic hypochromic anemia with tear drop and pencil poikilocytes there is any problem?
Iron deficient: Likely iron deficiency. I would check iron levels, retic count, and other tests. Hope this helps. Need other tests to check for other possibilities. ...Read more
I'm 16, have PCOS, had long periods last month, recently got diagnosed microcytic hypochromic anemia & beta thalassemia trait. Are these all related?
Can MCV be normal if peripheral smear for blood show microcytic hypochromic anemia without B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency?
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
Colonscopy showed bleeding Ulcer and inflammation in upper rectum. Can cause dark and hard tip of stool?
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
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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