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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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Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

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 more

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Can living with pets cause microcytic hypochromic anemia?

No: Microcytic hypochromic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, and should be unrelated to living with pets. ...Read more

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My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod. Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?

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

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What type of diat is recommended for suffering from microcytic hypochromic anemia?

What type of diat is recommended for suffering from microcytic hypochromic anemia?

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 more

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My test result show Rbc:Microcytic hypochromic anemia with tear drop and pencil poikilocytes there is any problem?

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

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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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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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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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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 there word of normocytic hypochromic anemia present if present how was it and what are the causes?

Several: There are many causes of normocytic hypochromic anemia. The most common is iron deficiency. The first test should probably be a ferritin level to determine if the body is iron depleted. ...Read more

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Is there word of normocytic hypochromic anemia present if present how was it and what are the causes?

Simple lab test: A CBC (complete blood count) can give you all the info you speak of. The causes are many. Mild/moderate iron deficiency, decreased red cell production from a variety of causes including renal failure and chronic inflammation. If there are other cell abnormalities, the problem could be in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What are the causes of macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

See below: Macrocytic anemia has several causes. Most common causes are vitamins B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, liver disease, alcohol excess. There are other less common causes. ...Read more

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How long does a bleeding ulcer surgery take?

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?

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

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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 do to stop the bleeding ulcer / blister in my mouth?

What can I do to stop the bleeding ulcer / blister in my mouth?

Rinse: Dilute salt water rinse or gargle, any persistant open sore should be evaluated or biopsied. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d thin the blood and is it dangerous to take after a severe bleeding ulcer.

Vitamin D3 is a fat: Soluble vitamin and is best absorbed when eating fats & if you are not fat/obese. If you have a bleeding ulcer it does not thin the blood further, and possibly isn't even being absorbed if you are not eating, because of a bleeding ulcer. If a person is obese/fat, it gets sequestered or stored in the fat, and not absorbed either. It is not known to have that type of relationship to bleeding ulcers. ...Read more

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Bleeding ulcer. Started omeprazole today. Fairly bad panic attack tonight. Took xanax (alprazolam). Unusual attack though. I feel very strange. Should I stop omep?

Bleeding ulcer. Started omeprazole today. Fairly bad panic attack tonight. Took xanax (alprazolam). Unusual attack though. I feel very strange. Should I stop omep?

Check w/ Doctor 1st!: People should never just stop taking a Rx without telling their doctor. They may say fine, but they may warn you of serious withdrawal effects and guide you to a safe landing. With only one dose behind you - it should be okay - but as a general rule - advise the doctor. You might be offered an alternative that will be better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Do I have a bleeding ulcer if I see bright red blood in my stool?

Do I have a bleeding ulcer if I see bright red blood in my stool?

Not likely: Bleeding ulcer (duodenal or stomach) usually causes black stool, or melena. If you see bright red blood in your stool, it is bleeding usually from a source closer to your anal opening. Most common cause is hemorrhoids, but it could be serious as a cancer, so you need to be examined by a doctor. ...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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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

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