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Gi bleeding after sex?

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

Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

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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What could cause upper GI bleeding?

What could cause upper GI bleeding?

See below: Possibilities include: torn esophagus from violent vomiting; esophageal tumor; gastric ulcer (s) with perforation; esophageal varices; gastric tumor…. See gastroenterologist for evaluation & options for treatment. ...Read more

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Gi bleeding when going to the restroom?

Gi bleeding when going to the restroom?

Worrisome: As I have said repeatedly, no amount of bleeding with a bm is normal! You must get seen promptly by a specialist, either colorectal or gi. Don't delay. If you haven't had a colonoscopy, you may need one. Be smart and don't self diagnose. ...Read more

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What are the signs of upper GI bleeding? Does it cause severe bloating?

What are the signs of upper GI bleeding? Does it cause severe bloating?

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

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Do corticosteroid injections increase one's risk of GI bleeding? Thank you in advance.

Do corticosteroid injections increase one's risk of GI bleeding? Thank you in advance.

Depends.: Significant amounts of systemic corticosteroids can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding; but joint injections usually do not contain enough to cause this. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have been having GI bleeding for a couple months and some abdomonal pain?

What does it mean if I have been having GI bleeding for a couple months and some abdomonal pain?

Many possibilities:: Hemorrhoids (internal/external/ thrombosed); anal/rectal tumor; colon polyps/tumor; diverticulitis; infectious diarrhea, etc. See fp or GI specialist for exam & possible colonoscopy to determine the cause (s). ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Orofer will only replace iron and would not offer any information about the possible source for blood loss. Further diagnostic tests are recommended based on clinical suspicion and current guidelines. ...Read more

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Can gi bleeding come out through the vagina too?

Can gi bleeding come out through the vagina too?

No: That would be the wrong hole. A woman has 3 holes: urethral meatus, vagina opening, and anus. GI bleeding comes out the anus. ...Read more

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Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) (Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin? Also Have Diverticulitis.

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

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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

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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?

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

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Fecal occult blood test and other signs of GI bleeding reliable?

Fecal occult blood test and other signs of GI bleeding reliable?

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

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Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon? And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Yes & no: A colonoscopy could certainly detect moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon however diverticulosis almost never a cause of obscure GI bleeding. It is usually overt & very obvious especially when coming from the sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Conceivable: Possible, even though not likely. The main problem is that will not solve the main problem which is the bleeding. It looks like you underwent already colonoscopy and EGD and I wonder if they were normal. Do you happen to have a CBC from 3-4 years ago? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Can I take paracetamol for my dysmenorrhea instead of ibuprofen to lower the risk of GI bleeding? Thanks

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

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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)

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)

Probably ulcer: 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

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I have had a pain in the left side of my stomach since last night. No black tarry stools, no signs of GI bleeding. What could be the cause? Is it gas?

I have had a pain in the left side of my stomach since last night. No black tarry stools, no signs of GI bleeding. What could be the cause? Is it gas?

Stomach pain: It's good that you're not having signs of GI bleeding. Other thoughts include a viral gastroenteritis, gastritis, an ulcer. It could aso be gas. If you start to get fever, vomiting, intense pain, then i'd be more concerned and you should get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Alan Patterson
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