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Gi Bleeding After Sex
Not sure: Certainly it could be hemorrhoids from straining during intercourse. I am making an assumption that we are not talking about anal intercourse. I strongly recommend avoiding anal intercourse. It is an exit not an entrance! ...Read more
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
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Black or tarry stool: That is the simple answer however you could have a slow bleed from the upper tract and have normal looking stools. If u r not sure, get a stool card to check for occult blood. ...Read more
For 57+ female, does Hb change 10.6 -> 12.4 g/dL using 'Orofer XT' for 2-months exclude risk of GI bleeding or tumor?
GI bleeding: Both are something to be concerned about and should be looked into at the earliest. ...Read more
Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) (Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin? Also Have Diverticulitis.
Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more:
Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through
platelet also but different.
Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel).
With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS. ...Read more
23 yo female observed red bood in solid stool (presumed lower GI bleeding?). Is this an immediate cause for alarm? What should I do?
Fissure/Hemorrhoids?: What you describe may be due to an anal fissure or ruptured hemorrhoids. If it is either, drink plenty of fluids, use a stool softener, a sitz bath, if you have pain and stop straining when you go to the bathroom. An otc suppository for hemorrhoids sometimes helps too. To be sure it's not something else, talk to your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Took 60 keflex&7 staphylex capsules to heal infected piercing. Staphylex caused upper GI bleeding 3 days ago, and was prescribed nexium (esomeprazole). Will it heal?
Flucloxacillin: It would be unusual for this penicillin derivative to produce GI bleeding, and osomeprazole (nexium) may reduce gastric acidity but it would be very helpful to know what the bleeding was actually due to. Is this helicobacter pylori infection? Also the infected piercing, if it does not heal, may be due to organisms resistant to what you have been taking. Go back and question your doctor. ...Read more
Not specific: Fecal occult blood tests detects peroxide activity in the fecal matter. Peroxidase activity is associated with hemoglobin, but not specific to it. Horse radish, among other things, has peroxidase activity, as does blood in meats. Fobt may be positive for any bleed from gums to hemorrhoids but is not specific for any diagnosis. It is a screening test, which if positive, needs more tests. ...Read more
My stomach is very swollen and I have GI bleeding. It's hard to go #2, but when I do it's the runs. What do I do.
I have black flecks in stool for 2 months. As blood in stool from upper GI bleeding must be completely mixed in the stool, what can these flecks be?
Black flecks in BM: Licorice, spinach, beets, iron pills, undigested stuff. ...Read more
Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon? And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?
GI bleeding 1+yr; never anemic. Latest RBC 4.6 platelets 350. Could I have polycythemia masked by chronic bleeding? Itching spells esp. After showers?
Does WBC (5.2K), Pt (1.5L) & ESR (29) eliminates risk of tumor, cancer or GI bleeding while Hb (11.1), RBC (3.75) & Ferritin (39) for 57 yr old female?
Maybe?: None of these labs tests rules anything out or in. Tumors and GI bleeding are generally suspected by history / symptoms and simple exam. Lab data can help confirm but the labs you show wouldn't confirm anything. ...Read more
How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.
Well: I assume it's because the bleeding is so microscopic and trivial that your young healthy body was able to manufacture adequate red blood cells and keep up with your losses. ...Read more
Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?
Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more
Been treated for anemia resulting from upper GI bleeding. Exact source as yet undetermined. But I'm also having intermittent and acute "cicada-like" loud buzzing sounds in my ears. Any connection?
Can I take paracetamol for my dysmenorrhea instead of ibuprofen to lower the risk of GI bleeding? Thanks
Yes: However, paracetamol has been reported by women to be less effecti've in treating dysmenorrhea than Ibuprofen and naproxen. The latter two are anti-inflammatory medications whereas paracetamol is an analgesic. Short courses (few days) of anti-inflammatory medications carry only a slight GI risk. Patients who take these rx long term (arthritis) have a greater risk of GI problems. ...Read more
High BUN/creatinine ration 50/2.0. Was told it may be intracellular volume depletion? Is that related to anemia or gastric/h.pylori if GI bleeding is not present?
Elderly friend was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with a problem re stomach lining. He had GI bleeding on 2 occasions which needed a transfusion. Is there a medical term for the condition? (No warfarin allowed)
But best to look inside the stomach with an endoscope. This is really not a big deal anymore. Better to know for sure where this bleeding is coming from.
Aspirin and other drugs may cause this too.
Actually, with so many other issues it will be prudent to check out the stomach with endoscopy. Good luck! ...Read more